Fresno Robbery Lawyer
California Robbery Charges
In California, robbery is categorized as a violent crime, and the associated
penalties can be serious. Robbery generally occurs when property is taken
from another, in their immediate presence, by force, or even threat of
force. If property is taken from another, but the victim is not present,
the crime is usually considered as theft rather than robbery.
California Robbery Penalties
California law separates robbery into two separate categories based on
the seriousness of the crime. The penalties and possible jail sentence
will depend on the exact nature of the charge, the facts and circumstances
of your individual case, past criminal history, and a number of other factors.
- First Degree Robbery: First degree robbery occurs when the robbery is committed
inside someone's house, or alternatively, against the driver of a
vehicle (including a taxi driver, or bus driver). If you are convicted
of first degree robbery, you may face a prison term of 3, 6 or 9 years.
- Second Degree Robbery: Second degree robbery includes other robbery charges,
not included in first degree robbery. Conviction for second degree robbery
can include a prison sentence of 2, 3, or 5 years.
Have you been charged with robbery? Have you been released on bail with
a pending robbery charge? It is important for you to contact a qualified
criminal defense attorney who will help you understand your rights, and explain all of your options.
California Robbery Defense Lawyers
We have the skills, knowledge and professional representation to guide
you through the legal process from beginning to end. If you have questions
regarding robbery charges, or any other criminal case or investigation,
do not hesitate to contact Wapner Jones P.C. to schedule a free consultation.
Fill out our online contact form today, or call (559) 257-4707.