New York Criminal Defense Lawyer
Robbery Charges in Brooklyn
Need an Attorney to Defend You Against Robbery Charges?
At The Law Offices of Michael Mullen, we offer experienced legal defense for those who have been charged with robbery in New York. Our firm has extensive trial experience with all types of crimes and has the ability to help you handle the robbery charges against you. Using our firm's experience, you can have the highest chance of having your charges reduced or even dismissed.
Robbery is a crime that is taken very seriously and handled aggressively by prosecution in New York. Therefore, it is vital that you secure experienced legal representation from a Brooklyn criminal lawyer.
Under New York penal code §160.15, robbery in the first degree is charged when the offender forcibly steals another's property and in the course of the crime causes serious physical injury to a victim, is armed with a dangerous weapon, uses a dangerous tool to inflict harm or displays a firearm. Robbery in the first degree is a Class B felony and can be punished by up to 25 years in prison. Second- and third-degree robbery carries less-severe penalties but can still drastically alter the defendant's life.
What Is the Maximum Penalty for Robbery Under NYS Law?
The maximum penalty for robbery in New Nyork depends on the degree of the robbery. There are three degrees of robbery and are as follows:
- First Degree: A robbery in this degree is considered a Class B violent felony crime. The minimum sentence for a first time offender with no prior criminal history is 5 years in state prison; the maximum robbery charge sentence is 25 years in prison. If the robber is a repeat offender, the sentence may be even longer.
- Second Degree: A robbery in this degree has a minimum sentence of 3.5 years and has a maximum of 15 years.
- Third Degree: Is the least serious form of robbery and can lead to a prison sentence ranging from 2.75 years up to 7 years.
Contact The Law Offices of Michael Mullen
If you have been charged with the criminal offense of robbery, it is a violent felony that is viewed as a very serious offense. Searching for an attorney for your criminal case in Brooklyn? Our firm works hard to protect the rights of our clients, whether that involves performing a thorough investigation, interviewing witnesses, or examining the evidence that the prosecution has used to build their case.
We take the time to develop an understanding of the situation and do what it takes to overpower the accusations against you. Pursue representation from the top criminal defense lawyer in Brooklyn to help in your robbery case. If you would like to learn more about how our aggressive defense can be used in your favor, contact us today!
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