Often mistakes happen in Atlanta where a person get’s charged with Robbery. If you have been charged in Atlanta on a Robbery Charge, you are going to need a defense lawyer. As a Former Prosecutor, we understand the Atlanta court system and know what is at stake for you.
Robber charges defined in Atlanta say that any individual who takes the property or possessions of another individual, from another individual, or in the immediate presence of another, with the intent to commit theft and through the use of force, intimidation, threats, coercion or by instilling an immediate fear of serious bodily harm, is committing the crime of robbery. Robbery is classified under theft crimes, however it can also be considered to be a violent crime when it involves the use of a weapon. Even the use of a toy replica of a weapon can be considered sufficient to instill in someone a fear for their life.
A robbery conviction in Georgia carries a sentence of between 1-20 years. In cases where the victim was 65 years of age or older, the minimum prison sentence is enhanced to 5 years. In many instances the judge will also order restitution’s be paid to the victim and/or their family. Most robberies involve the commission of more than one criminal offense. Using a weapon in the commission of a robbery will add another 10 year minimum sentence. Should you be arrested and convicted a second time for armed robbery you will be facing life imprisonment. If someone was killed during the robbery, the death penalty could be imposed.
If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with robbery, armed robbery or any other theft crime, you need to contact a Atlanta criminal defense attorney from Howard Law Group immediately. Before you speak to anyone, contact the firm so that we can take immediate actions to see that your rights are protected. We will then review the charges against you, analyze all police reports, interview key witnesses, determine the best course of action to pursue, and advise you of your legal options. Acting in a timely manner will allow the firm more time to craft an aggressive, effective defense on your behalf.