The California Penal Code defines robbery as the taking of another person’s personal property through the use of force or fear. To constitute a robbery, the defendant must take the property directly from the alleged victim or in the immediate presence of the alleged victim.
Robbery may be charged as first-degree robbery or second-degree robbery. A first-degree robbery includes the robbery of a commercial vehicle, inhabited home or person who just used an ATM machine.
A second-degree robbery includes any robbery that does not rise to the level of a first-degree robbery. The maximum prison sentence for second-degree robbery is five years, whereas a first-degree robbery conviction can result in a maximum prison sentence of six or nine years.
An offender may receive enhanced penalties if they were carrying a firearm during the commission of the robbery. Visit our Armed Robbery Charges to learn more.
If you are facing robbery charges, it is critical that you protect your rights by retaining an experienced criminal defense attorney. For a strong defense, contact the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman in Los Angeles. Call (310) 557-1700 or contact us by e-mail.
If retained as your legal counsel, we will take time to carefully review the facts of your case to determine which defenses may be available to your charges, including:
As skilled negotiators and trial lawyers, we are ready to provide the vigorous defense you need. Whether your case is best resolved by negotiated plea agreement or by trial, you can be confident that we will fight to protect your rights and seek the best possible outcome on your behalf.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Los Angeles robbery defense lawyers, call (310) 557-1700 or contact us by e-mail.
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