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Armed Robbery Charges

Ventura Robbery Lawyer

In California, robbery is defined by penal code section 211 as the taking of someone else's personal property either directly from his or her person or immediate presence against their will and by use of force or fear. All charges will be considered more harshly when the use of a weapon is present.

This is known as armed robbery. Armed robbery charges are treated very seriously and can carry severe penalties. The sentence for a first offense armed robbery depends on circumstances such as where the crime was committed and what kind of weapon was used, but in any event, a lengthy prison sentence may result.

Standard robbery charges can be tried as a first or second degree felony. Armed robbery is considered a violent felony and under the three strikes law, a second violent felony will carry double the penalty of a first violent felony. A third violent felony can result in a life sentence. Facing an armed robbery charge is stressful but it is important to remember that you do have rights.

Santa Barbara Criminal Attorney: Fighting Armed Robbery Charges

The consequences of a conviction for armed robbery can affect the rest of your life. As a former prosecutor, I have a unique understanding of how law enforcement and the prosecution build their cases. My firm can energetically defend you while at the same time strategically negotiate with the prosecution pursuing reduced charges. As a seasoned Ventura criminal defense lawyer, I do not treat any two cases the same and I will carefully listen to the specific circumstances of your case in order to immediately begin a thorough investigation.

I have the skill and experience you need to assist you in seeking to avoid the harshest penalties and long term consequences of an armed robbery conviction. 

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Part of the legal process you may face involves arraignments, preliminary hearings and other court related matters. I have extensive jury trial experience and have conducted hundreds of these types of court procedures. I am also very familiar with the prosecutors and have a unique insight into how they think and make their decisions. This will enable me to provide you with the dedicated and knowledgeable defense you will need.

I can provide the resources to fully examine your case and investigate the charges against you in order to challenge any evidence obtained illegally. A conviction can result in fines, probation, community service, and jail or prison time. Don't let this happen to you. Your freedom and future are at risk, so you must call now to get the help you need.

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