Douglas County Robbery Lawyer
Robbery Charges & Penalties in Georgia
Georgia law states 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.
Penalties for a Guilty Conviction
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 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.
Robbery Attorney Serving Dallas, Atlanta & West Georgia
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 Douglas County criminal defense attorney from Howard and Arca Attorneys at Law immediately. Before you speak to anyone, contact the firm so that they can take immediate actions to see that your rights are protected.
They 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.
Located in Dallas, Georgia, the firm has many years experience representing clients throughout Douglas County, Atlanta, and West Georgia in all manner of criminal defense cases. The firm is extremely accomplished in theft crimes cases, including those involving robbery. Their commitment to being responsive to their clients' needs, while at the same time providing clients with the hard-hitting, effective defense they need when facing robbery and other theft crime charges, is what has given the firm a reputation for success.
If you are facing robbery charges, you need an aggressive attorney who will fight for you. Contact a Douglas County robbery lawyer from the firm to discuss your defense.
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