Solid Defense Strategies for Robbery Charges
If you have been charged with the crime of robbery, you are facing potentially serious consequences such as imprisonment and heavy fines. Robbery is a felony theft crime that typically involves the use of a deadly weapon, force and/or threats against another individual when stealing the property.
Types of robbery cases include:
- Simple robbery
- Aggravated robbery in the first degree
- Aggravated robbery in the second degree
Penalties for Robbery in Minnesota
Simple robbery is a robbery that doesn’t involve the use of a deadly weapon, but still carries stiff penalties of up to 10 years in prison and/or $20,000 in fines. Aggravated robbery is the use of a deadly weapon or threatening another individual with harm. It is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and $35,000 in fines.
How can a lawyer help?
Robbery defense can include mistaken identity and alibi. Improper police procedures can also result in the suppression of any evidence against you, an acquittal or even a case dismissal. You will need strong representation by a proven Minneapolis criminal attorney when disputing robbery accusations, especially if another individual was seriously or fatally injured when the crime was committed. In cases involving great bodily harm, you can count on the prosecution using whatever strategies are necessary to win a conviction. An experienced criminal defenselawyer will know how to counter their tactics and can ensure your rights are fully protected.
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My name is Attorney Tony Grostyan and I am a criminal lawyer in Minneapolis. My law firm, Grostyan & Associates PLC, has provided an aggressive defense in many criminal cases involving robbery. Lawyers at my office are tough and determined advocates that will vigorously attack the prosecution’s case. We have a proven track record in local, state and federal courts, and are highly adept at cases involving violent and theft crimes.