Phoenix Robbery Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with robbery, you need to speak with an experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney who is familiar with handling robbery charges.
Types of Robbery Charges in Arizona:
- Robbery: A person commits robbery if in the course of taking any property of another from his person or immediate presence and against his will, such person threatens or uses force against any person with intent either to coerce surrender of property or to prevent resistance to such person taking or retaining property.
- Aggravated Robbery: A person commits aggravated robbery if in the course of committing robbery such person is aided by one or more accomplices actually present.
- Armed Robbery: A person commits armed robbery if, in the course of committing, such person or an accomplice:
- Is armed with a deadly weapon or a simulated deadly weapon; or
- Uses or threatens to use a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or a simulated deadly weapon.
Penalties for Robbery/Aggravated Robbery and Armed Robbery:
Any type of robbery is considered a felony offense in Phoenix. If accomplices are present or a weapon is used, the potential for jail or prison terms will increase dramatically. Because of the seriousness of using a weapon during the commission of a robbery, punishment for armed robbery is much more severe, with fines that can reach up to $150,000 and imprisonment for a first offense of up to 21 years. Sentencing is greatly affected by the facts of a particular case and whether the defendant has any prior convictions. Other factors that affect sentencing include drug or alcohol dependence, age of the defendant, psychiatric history, whether the victim was restrained or injured and how vulnerable a victim may have been
Defenses to Robbery/Armed Robbery Charges:
Facing an armed robbery or robbery charge is an extremely serious matter. With the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney such as Raymond A Kimble, you can begin building a successful defense. There are many defenses which can be used to fight your charges. These may include but are not limited to:
- Challenging the procedures used by police to make a suspect identification
- Showing that police gathered evidence improperly or utilizing inconsistencies in the stories provided by witnesses or victims.
- Arguing that police violated your4th Amendment constitutional rights during a search or your Miranda rights while questioning you
- Challenging physical evidence such as fingerprints, DNA, etc.
Talk to an Experienced Phoenix Criminal Attorney Today:
If you have been charged with a robbery, aggravated robbery or armed robbery offense, it is vital that you immediately contact a highly skilled criminal lawyer. Raymond Kimble has been defending people charged with robbery and armed robbery offenses for many years, and has the level of experience and skill it takes to effectively handle these types of cases. Mr. Kimble knows how to prepare a solid defense, challenge the prosecution's evidence and negotiate a reduction or dismissal of the charges.