Robbery Defense Lawyer Minnesota
Robbery is the act of taking something from the person of another, without their consent, with the use of force or the threat of force. The crime is frequently committed by using a weapon and it is a very serious offense with serious consequences to the accused if convicted.
There are times, however, when the person accused is completely innocent of the offense. I have defended bank robbers and other individuals accused of the crime on the basis of mistaken identity, false accusations as the result of a vendetta by the alleged “victim”. Then again, there are times when the charges are legitimate. Regardless, a person has rights that need to be protected and there may be a number of factors in the case that warrant case dismissal or a reduction in the charges. With the help of F.T. Sessoms, an experienced Minneapolis criminal attorney, you will receive the best possible outcome in your case.
Solid Legal Representation
Robbery is placed into two categories: simple robbery and aggravated robbery.
Simple robbery is the act of taking a person’s property from them while in their presence. This usually involves the threat of force, but the robber does not have to touch the victim in order to be found guilty. If convicted of this crime, the penalties are up to $20,000 in fines and up to 10 years in prison.
Aggravated robbery has two of its own classifications and they are first degree aggravated robbery and second degree aggravated robbery. This type of robbery involves committing a robbery with a weapon in-hand. This can be the charge whether or not bodily harm was inflicted on the victim at the time of the offense. If convicted of first degree aggravated robbery, the penalties are up to $35,000 in fines and up to 20 years in prison. Second degree aggravated robbery carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison and up to $30,000 in fines.
Protecting Your Rights And Future
The consequences are serious no matter what degree of robbery you are charged with. The different charges do not decrease the need for a Minneapolis & St. Paul defense attorney who knows the law and how to use it in your case. A thorough investigation will be conducted to make sure your rights are protected and you receive the best possible result. The goal is to win or receive a reduction in the charges. Even when the best possible result is a reduction in charges, this can mean moving on with your life much sooner. While a criminal conviction means having a criminal record, a conviction on a less serious charge is going to have less of an impact than being convicted of a more serious charge.
Contact A Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney
Being accused of robbery is very serious and the charges could involve the robbery offense itself in addition to a weapons charge if a weapon was used in the alleged act. If you have been accused of robbery, you do not have to sit back and accept the charges against you. Instead, you can defend yourself so you can secure a better outcome than you would otherwise.
To learn more about your rights and options, contact me, F.T. Sessoms, at 612-344-1505 and request a consultation as I would be happy to discuss your case with you.