Theft Crimes: Robbery
Have you been arrested for robbery in Atlanta? At the Law Office of Matthew T. McNally, we are here to offer aggressive legal representation to clients in the face of robbery and armed robbery charges throughout Atlanta and the surrounding areas in Georgia, and we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your unique case. We understand that you may be at risk of facing felony charges and imprisonment if you are convicted, and that is why we are here to provide you with the level of legal counsel you need to challenge your robbery charges.
What is robbery?
Robbery is both a theft crime and a
violent crime that involves taking another's property by force or threat. In some cases, a robbery may also be committed by a "sudden snatching" of another's property. In committing a robbery, the offender would use physical force or the threat of injury to the victim in order to make the victim surrender his or her property. Robbery is a felony offense in Georgia, and may be subject to the following penalties:
Robbery - 1 to 20 years in state prison
Robbery of an Elderly Person (65 years or older) - 5 to 20 years in state prison
Armed Robbery (with a weapon, deadly weapon, firearm, or replica of a deadly weapon) - minimum 10 years in prison, or up to 20 years or life imprisonment. The death penalty may even be imposed in some extreme cases.
Aggressive Defense Strategies for Robbery Charges
If you or someone you know has been arrested for or charged with robbery or armed robbery, it is of the utmost importance that you enlist help from an Atlanta criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. You will need a professional to protect your rights and help you avoid a criminal conviction for this offense, and acting quickly will give your lawyer more time to build an effective case on your behalf. Call today.