Robbery – Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney
Robbery in Arizona
Stealing from someone is not robbery. One of the necessary elements of Robbery is the use or threat of force to qualify as a robbery in Arizona. Arizona Revised Statutes have several definitions of robbery including: robbery, aggravated robbery, and armed robbery.
A.R.S. Section 13-1902 . “Robbery” is the taking of any type of property from someone’s person or in his/her immediate presence and against his/her will, while threatening or using force against the victim with the purpose of coercing the surrender of the property or to prevent the person from resisting the robbery. Robbery is a Class 4 felony in Arizona.
Aggravated robbery. “Aggravated robbery” uses the same definition of robbery as Section 13-1902 of the law, adds with “help or assistance from an accomplice who is actually present.” Committing robbery with one or more accomplices with you is a Class 3 felony. A.R.S. Section 13-1903.
Armed robbery. “Armed robbery” includes robbery as described in Section 13-1902, but while armed with a deadly weapon, threatening to use a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or actually using the weapon or instrument. Simulated deadly weapons also count under Arizona law. The Arizona courts classify armed robbery as a Class 2 felony. A.R.S. Section 13-1904.
Robbery charges can have significant penalties under Arizona law. The penalty for a first time “robbery” can be as minor as one year in jail but a first offense armed robbery conviction automatically carries a mandatory seven-year prison sentence. You want an experienced and aggressive Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer to interview the witnesses, review all of the evidence, and formulate an early and aggressive trial strategy to try to get you the best outcome in your case. For example, maybe you did not have the requisite intent to commit this crime, maybe you had permission to enter or take an item. You could be the subject of a mistaken identification and had alibi witnesses to support your defense. Maybe you were coerced to do something, you reasonably feared for your life if you did not complete the act which you are charged with. these are all potential issues that could come up if your case is properly investigated. Do not hire an inexperienced attorney, these are serious charges. You need someone with significant trial and litigation experience. Mr. Litwak has both.
If you would like to aggressively fight against robbery accusations and charges, contact the Litwak Law Group to set up a free consultation. It is best to start working on a defense and explore constitutional violations as early as possible.
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If you are facing robbery charges, contact the Litwak Law Group now to schedule a free consultation.