Fight Robbery Charges in Oakland County
Robbery is the offense of attempting to steal property or money from another. Depending on the nature of the robbery case, you can be severely penalized and may spend years in prison after committing this offense. Michigan law enforcement wants to discourage robbery by prosecuting these cases. You need solid defense if you have been charged with robber.
Long Law PLLC has a record of success in all areas of criminal defense. Attorney Emily Long has
tried over 50 criminal cases to verdict and has
former prosecution experience. She has successfully defended clients facing theft crime charges and she can provide the capable defense representation that you need.
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Unarmed Robbery Charges
Unarmed robbery is the crime of taking money from someone without consent without a weapon. The Michigan Penal Code discusses this crime in section 750.350, where it says that anyone who uses force, violence or fear to obtain money and property without consent can be charged with felony unarmed robbery. This can result in up to 15 years in prison if an individual is convicted.
To prove unarmed robbery, the prosecution must evidence:
- The defendant used force or violence against the victim or cause the victim to fear
- The defendant used this force or violence when committing larceny
- The victim was present while the defendant committed larceny
Armed Robbery Charges
Armed robbery is the offense of committing larceny in the presence of a victim and using a weapon in the process of committing the crime. In Michigan, armed robbery can result in a life sentence in prison and individuals who avoid this serious penalty will still be required to serve a mandatory prison sentence. Many armed robbery cases also involve aggravated assault or serious injury charges which can result in a two year addition to the minimum prison sentence.
The defendant does not have to have a gun in order to be charged with armed robbery. Any item is considered a deadly weapon if it was used to threaten and cause fear in victims. Also, if a person simply implies that they have a weapon and doesn't ever reveal that item, he or she can still be charged with armed robbery. If a firearm was involved, the defendant may also receive a charge of felony firearm.
Attempted Robbery Charges
Sometimes, individuals may attempt to steal property or money but are apprehended in the act. This is considered attempted robbery, and still can come with serious penalties. If you are facing prosecution for any sort of robbery offense, you need to hire a reliable attorney at Long Law PLLC to assist you in your case.
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