Robbery Lawyer in Fredericksburg
Theft Crime Defense Against Aggravated Robbery Charges
If you have been charged with robbery after allegedly committing theft while putting another in fear of bodily injury or committing an act of violence, you could be facing very serious consequences. It is very important that you do not hesitate before reaching out to Fredericksburg criminal defense lawyer, Andrew J. Cornick, Attorney at Law.
What is Robbery?
Under Virginia law, robbery is defined as someone else’s property from their person or in their presence against their will, through the use of force, violence, or intimidation.
A robbery charge must involve all of the following elements:
- Stealing property
- The property belongs to someone lese
- The property was taking from the person directly or from their presence
- The the property was taken against the owner’s will
- The offense involved force, violence, or intimidation
When a person suffers serious bodily injury or dies during the commission of the offense, robbery is considered a Class 2 felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000.
If the offense involves displaying or using a firearm, robbery is charged as a Class 3 felony, which carries a prison sentence between 5 and 20 years, as well as a fine of up to $100,000.
If robbery is committed by using physical force not resulting in serious injury or by displaying or using a deadly weapon other than a firearm in a threatening mantter, the offense is considered a Class 5 felony, punishable by either imprisonment between 1 to 10 years or a jail term of up to 12 months, as well as a maximum fine of $2,500.
If robbery is commited by threat or intimindation without the use of a deadly weapon, the offense is a Class 6 felony, which carries a prison sentence ranging from 1 to 5 years or a maximum jail term of 12 months, as well as a fine not exceeding $2,500.
Skillful Evaluation of the Evidence
In order to convict you, a prosecutor must be able to prove that you had the intention to steal or did steal, while threatening bodily harm or committing bodily harm. I work hard to build a defense strategy for your case by investigating the evidence the prosecution has against you. If I can find holes in their evidence or in their case, I can use this to find the best possible outcome for your case.
Call (540) 827-4446 to Schedule a Free Consultation
Have you been arrested for or accused of robbery or related theft charges? As a Fredericksburg criminal defense attorney with more than 10 years of experience, I can help. Turn to Andrew J. Cornick, Attorney at Law when you need a lawyer and legal team who will fight for your rights and work to prevent a conviction, in or out of court.
Call me now at (540) 827-4446 to set up a free initial case consultation.