Robbery occurs when a person steals property or money by using force or the threat of force, including intimidation. The elements that make up robbery are the stealing of personal property or money from the victim, lack of consent on the part of the victim, and the intent to rob on the part of the offender. The offender may or may not have committed the crime with deliberation or premeditation and he may not have made an express demand for money. Robbery is a felony in New York, divided into first, second, and third degree.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for or charged with robbery in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island or Queens, it is important that you contact New York City (NYC) criminal lawyer Michael Redenburg as soon as possible. You should not speak to any law enforcement personnel or prosecutor without an attorney. It is your constitutional right to have an attorney and you should exercise that right immediately. Attorney Michael Redenburg has successfully helped many clients facing criminal charges in the Manhattan area. He provides aggressive legal representation at an affordable price and will apply his extensive legal knowledge, resources, and skills to minimize the negative impact of robbery charges on your life and future.
New York Robbery Charges
Robbery in the first degree is the most serious form of robbery and a conviction of this crime carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison. The mandatory minimum sentence guideline for someone who has no previous criminal record is 5 years in prison if convicted. This crime is what everyone thinks of when imagining robbery, such as a victim being held up at gunpoint.
Second and third degree robbery carry less severe penalties, with a maximum 15 years in prison for second degree and 2 to 7 years for third degree. Second degree generally involves "group" robbery where two or more people work together to commit the robbery.
Consult with a New York City (NYC) Robbery Defense Lawyer
Robbery is a serious crime in New York which requires competent legal representation. Your choice of attorney may make the difference in the outcome of your case. Contact Michael Redenburg at (212)240-9465 for a free consultation.