Charged with Robbery in Westchester County?
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Under New York law, all robberies are classified as felonies. New York
prosecution takes robbery cases seriously because of the violent nature of the
crime. When one is charged with robbery it is important to have our firm's
Westchester County criminal defense attorney defend the case as soon as possible.
Whether you are charged for robbery or a loved one has been arrested based
on allegations of robbery, you need to take immediate action and contact
our firm at once. During your
initial and complimentary evaluation, we can help you build a solid defense using the facts of your case.
Classes of Robbery in New York State
Robbery under Penal Law section 160.00 is defined as forcible stealing. A person
forcibly steals property and commits robbery when in the course of committing
a larceny uses or threatens the immediate use of physical force.
Robbery in the third degree is a class "D" felony and is charged when a person forcibly
Robbery in the second degree is a class "C" felony and includes forcibly stealing property
AND is aided by another, physical injury is caused, a firearm is displayed
or carjacking takes place. Robbery in the second degree is usually the
most common type of robbery charged.
Robbery in the first degree is a class "B" felony and included forcibly stealing property
AND there is serious injury to the nonparticipant, use of a deadly weapon,
uses or threatens to use a dangerous instrument, displays a firearm.
Defense of a Robbery Arrest in New York State
The defense of a robbery charge is very complex. Often there are multiple
co-defendants and/or weapons used and/or various injuries. The steps in
the defense process are as follows:
- Determine exactly what happened
- Investigate what statements any of the participants made to the police
- Challenge any identifications made of the accused
This is the foundation of the defense of any robbery charge in New York State.
Legal Consultation for a Robbery Charge
The most important aspect to the defense of a robbery case is to speak
with your lawyer early and often. An accused will need to speak with their
criminal defense attorney on several occasions until a legal defense strategy
can be determined. Lawyer contact is very important. Call today for your
free case evaluation.
Punishment for a Robbery Conviction
There is a wide range of sentences for a person charged with robbery but
because all robbery charges are
felonies, State prison can be a consequence. The best criminal defense attorneys
will clearly explain the various sentences which may or may not include