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Brooklyn Robbery Lawyer

January 30, 2019 Federal Criminal Attorneys

The general definition for robbery is larceny committed with violence, intimidation, threat of violence or force. Larceny in New York is defined in a complex way. It is the unlawful and intentional taking of items done with the intent to permanently deprive. However, in New York robbery is defined under state penal code 160.

If you or your loved one is accused of robbery, contact a defense lawyer immediately. You want to start fighting the case immediately. You may be able to get the charged reduced or dismissed.

What is Considered Robbery in Brooklyn?

The statutory definition of robbery is that it is forcible stealing. The term “forcible stealing” is the act of committing larceny while using or threatening to use immediate physical force upon the victim. The threats, intimidation or force is done for the purpose for one of two reasons.

The first reason is to prevent or overpower the victim’s resistance so that you could allegedly take the property. You may allegedly threaten or use force of the victim to keep the property you allegedly obtain from them during the robbery.

The second reason that force or threats are used is to compel the victim to allegedly give the property over to you. You may be accused of engaging in conduct to aid the crime of larceny. This means that you did not forcibly take an item, but you helped take the item from the alleged victim.

First Degree Robbery in Brooklyn

You can be convicted of first degree robbery when you forcibly steal property. During the course of stealing that property, you are accused of committing an aggravating factor such as:

• Causing someone to be serious physically injured
• Using a deadly weapon
• Using or threatening a victim with a dangerous object. This can be an object that is used to cause physical injury such as stick.
• You showed a weapon such as a firearm during the robbery

Robbery in the first degree is a Class B felony. This means that you face 10 to 25 years in prison plus a $5,000 fine. If you do not pay a fine, you may be ordered to pay double the amount you allegedly stole from the victim.

Second Degree Robbery in Brooklyn

You can be found guilty of second-degree robbery when you forcibly steal property from a person and/or:

• During the course of the crime or fleeing from the crime, you cause someone physical injury or you display a deadly weapon. The weapon doesn’t have to be real. You can point your finger and claim you have a deadly weapon and be accused of second degree robbery.
• You helped another person commit the actual robbery
• You are accused of stealing a vehicle

Second degree robbery is a Class C felony. You face seven to 15 years in state prison, if you are convicted of robbery.

Third Degree Robbery in Brooklyn

You can be convicted of third degree robbery when forcibly steal property. You commit no other action such as helping another person commit robbery. The punishment for this crime is two to seven years in prison. It is a Class D felony.

Defenses to a Robbery Charge in Brooklyn

The outcome of your case isn’t known yet. Remember, you are just facing a robbery charge. You have a variety of defenses you can use to avoid the harsh robbery penalties. For example, you may use the defense of duress or entrapment. Duress involves being forced to commit a crime because you and/or family are threatened. If you didn’t rob the victim, you will be harmed or killed. Another defense is that you have an alibi for the night you are accused of robbery. Thus, you didn’t commit the crime.

We are Your Brooklyn Robbery Lawyers

If you or your family member was accused of robbery, there’s no time to be afraid of what could happen. It’s time to fight the charge with our legal help. You have the right to defend yourself and prove your innocence. You also have the right to hire a legal team who will protect your constitutional rights and provide a solid defense. Our law firm will help you. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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