New York Robbery
A New York Robbery Lawyer discusses the crime of Robbery
In the State of New York, the crime of Robbery is classified as a felony, and is punishable by a substantial prison term, large monetary fines and probation. The actual sentence will depend on various factors such as the amount stolen, whether the victim was injured, whether a weapon was used, and whether the defendant has a criminal record. Robbery is defined as threatening immediate physical force against another party in order to steal property, then stealing the property. If you have been charged with Robbery or other serious crime, such as Burglary, petit larceny, theft of services, shoplifting, possession of stolen property or Grand Larceny, contact a New York Robbery Lawyer from our team right away. It is important to ensure that your interests are protected.
There are three degrees of Robbery, first through third. The breakdown of these crimes is as follows:
Robbery in the third degree: A person can be charged with third degree Robbery when the defendant steals money or property by force. This is considered a D felony.
Robbery in the second degree: A person can be charged with Robbery in the second degree when the defendant steals money or property by force, and he or she is assisted by another party, or causes physical injury to a victim, or used a firearm. This crime is a C felony.
Robbery in the first degree: Robbery in the first degree is committed where the defendant forcibly steals money or property or a victim is injured by either the defendant or another person involved in the crime. Use of a deadly weapon is also an element of the crime. Your New York Robbery Lawyer can use various affirmative defenses. One defense is that the firearm was incapable of being fired. While it is not an absolute defense, it can lessen the severity of the charges.
If you have been charged with the crime of Robbery, it is very important to consult with a New York Criminal Lawyer from the Law Offices of Elliot Adler, P.C. The penalties for this crime are serious. A conviction of first degree Robbery is classified as a B felony and can carry a 25 year prison term. When you come into our office, we will explain the legal issues involved your with your case, and help create an aggressive defense strategy to ensure that your interests are protected. Call us today schedule an appointment at 212.785.1300. We handle all types of criminal cases in Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan in New York City as well as in Westchester County and Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island.