Defending client facing PA robbery charges
A robbery conviction can subject a convicted person to many years in jail and a devastated future. The magnitude of this charge can be overwhelming. Robbery charges are prosecuted aggressively and courts are hostile. Because this crime is so egregious, it deserves the attention of a highly-skilled, effective law firm. It is not your burden to prove innocence. The burden of proof is on the state to provide evidence that, without a doubt, proves your guilt. It is critical that you hire an attorney that can fully assess your situation, explore all legal defenses, and fight these charges. For over 25 years, The Conner Law Group has fought for the future of clients facing Pennsylvania robbery charges. If you or a loved one needs a strong, zealous criminal defense attorney, contact The Conner Law Group today.
Theft is simply taking another’s property. Robbery is the use of force, physically or mentally, the manifestation of force, or the use of a weapon during a theft. Simply put, robbery is theft when a weapon is used to hurt or intimidate a victim. Robbery, as defined by the state is the commission of theft when the perpetrator:
- Inflicts bodily harm
- Threatens bodily harm
- Threatens or commits a first or second-degree felony
- Threatening or hurting another to intimidate the subject of the robbery
- Physically taking or removing property by force from a victim’s person
- Taking money from a financial institution without permission by demand
Pennsylvania robbery consequences
Robbery is a felony of the first degree, with some exceptions. Robbery is a felony of the second degree when the perpetrator threatens or hurts another to intimidate the subject of the robbery or when the robbery takes place at a financial institution, without injury. Robbery is a felony of the third degree when a perpetrator physically takes or removes property from the person of another by force. If the robbery was to steal a controlled substance or designer drug, the charge is a felony of the first degree. These charges are very serious. A felony conviction can subject a person to a lengthy jail sentence and a criminal record, burdening one’s future immensely.
Contact a Montgomery County robbery lawyer
If you or a loved one have been arrested for robbery, it is critical to retain effective legal services immediately. When robbery charges are a reality, our firm will develop a comprehensive criminal defense strategy, working tirelessly to free you or your loved one of the charges. For over 25 years, The Conner Law Group has provided strong criminal defense to clients in Philadelphia, Montgomery County, and all of Pennsylvania. If you need a passionate and tenacious attorney, contact The Conner Law Group today.