At Miller Law Group, P.C., we're no strangers to complex, high-stakes cases. If you've been charged with a theft offense that is also considered a violent crime, our trial-tested advocates have the insight and dedication to battle for your rights and your future. Not only does our firm bring nearly 100 years of combined experience to each case, as throughout the week our attorneys meet up to help each other with their cases, but we also know the local courts. Our insider knowledge of judges and prosecutors is another advantage we can give to our clients.
The Possible Penalties for a Robbery Conviction
Robbery is termed as theft directly from a person by force (or the threat of force). If the prosecutor can prove these aspects of a case, then any additional details, such as the wearing of a mask or brandishing a firearm can all lead to enhanced sentencing. Even in cases of unarmed robbery, however, life terms in prison are possible. That said, a second conviction of unarmed robbery has a mandatory minimum sentence of two years of incarceration. If unarmed robbery was against an elderly person (someone at least 60 years old), then this also carries a minimum 2-year prison sentence.
In cases of armed robbery, whether the defendant is said to have used a knife, gun, brass knuckles, or any other dangerous weapon, it is possible to get a life sentence. If the defendant was said to have worn a mask during the robbery, the minimum sentence must be 5 years in prison if convicted. For a second conviction, the minimum sentence is upgraded to one of 15 years' incarceration. This applies even if actual force wasn't used, but that there was just the threat of using violence to steal from someone.
Your Future Depends on Finding a Defense Lawyer Now
With robbery charges, there is a wide range of possibilities as to what a conviction could mean. The difference between life-changing sentences and lighter ones, or between getting convicted or having your charges dropped, is often a difference that is made by your attorney. At Miller Law Group, P.C., we can be the positive difference for our clients, no matter the legal challenges ahead. Get our proven team and time on your side by taking the first step today.
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