Defending Robbery Charges in Minneapolis
Robbery is committed when one person takes property from one person, without authorization from them, by threats or the action of physical violence in order to acquire the items of value such as money, important documents, vehicles, possessions or other items of value. Considered a felony, the three types of robbery carry severe penalties in terms of prison time and fines. If you or someone you care about has been charged with robbery, talk to a Minneapolis criminal attorney from Martin Law Offices who can help you through every step of the process.
Robbery Defense Lawyer in Minneapolis
There are three types of robbery defined in Minnesota state law. The first is called simple robbery, and this charge is applied when the offender commits the theft robbery without use of a weapon. People found guilty of simple robbery can face up to 10 years in prison and fines of as much as $20,000. First degree aggravated robbery is the charge levied when use of a dangerous weapon such as a knife or firearm is involved, or if the victim is physically injured in the act of the crime. Aggravated second degree robbery is the most serious of the three, and this charge is imposed by the court when the offender makes specific threats of physical harm. If convicted of aggravated second degree robbery, the defendant may serve up to 15 years in prison and fines not exceeding $30,000.
Attorney Martin has spent his entire career defending the rights of the accused in many cases of theft including burglary, shoplifting, robbery and more. He brings a focused attention to detail that may benefit his clients by way of lesser sentences, or not guilty verdicts. It’s important to Attorney Martin that people on all sides of the law receive the representation they are entitled to, and he stands up for that belief every day. Call for a free consultation now!