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What Can My Rights Law’s Robbery Lawyer Do For Me?

At My Rights Law, our California property crime lawyers works tirelessly to defend our clients’ rights when they stand accused of stealing or destroying another individual’s property. Because of the property crimes’ wide-ranging legal umbrella, the types of offenses in this category can range from minor shoplifting charges to more severe and significant armed robbery charges. And each case requires a skilled California robbery lawyer to deliver results. That’s where we come in.

Our criminal defense lawyers understand that just because you have been accused of a crime does not mean you are guilty. Whether your charges stem from a mistake, misunderstanding, or another reason, contact our theft attorneys at (888) 702-8882 or leave us a message on our secure web form so we can carefully craft a defense strategy that suits the details of your case.

What Is The Difference Between Theft, Burglary, And Robbery In California?

When you are charged with a property crime, you should partner with an experienced property crime lawyer to ensure your rights are protected and pursue the best outcome for your case.

When you are charged with a property crime, you should partner with an experienced property crime lawyer to ensure your rights are protected and to pursue the best outcome for your case.

In California, theft (or larceny) is taking property that does not belong to you. Burglary is entering a building with the intent to commit a theft or any felony inside. Robbery involves using force (or the threat of force) to take someone else’s property.[1]

Robbery is divided into first and second degrees. First-degree robbery occurs in someone’s home, in conjunction with a carjacking, or at an automated teller machine (ATM).

What Are The Elements of Robbery In California?

To be convicted of robbery in California, the prosecution must prove that:

  • You took property that did not belong to you.
  • The property was within the possession and the immediate physical presence of another person when you took it.
  • The property was taken against the person’s will.
  • You used force or fear to take the property.
    • Fear includes the fear of injury to the owner, the owner’s family, or the owner’s property.
  • You intended to deprive the owner of their property permanently.
  • You intended to steal the property (that is, you formed the intent to steal the property before or during the taking of the property).
  • You moved the property.
  • The property has some value (no matter how small).

Consequences For Robbery

California’s punishments for robbery convictions are unique to each charged and arrested individual. The harshness of these charges depends on the person’s criminal history, where the crime occurred, the damage’s value, and the type of force involved during its enactment.

Common penalties for robbery crimes can include:

  • Community Service
  • Fines
  • Prison time [2]
  • Probation
  • Restitution
  • Restraining Orders

It is essential to comprehend that if you are convicted of property crimes, even if you are not sentenced to jail time, you may still be risking your future. Each time someone accesses a background check in your name — which only requires an internet connection to conduct — your theft, burglary, or robbery charge will appear for the world to see. This fact may keep you from getting a job or procuring a loan and could disqualify you from getting or renewing professional licenses. Criminal convictions can change your life, so our property crime lawyers work hard to deliver solutions for each client’s individual legal needs.

Your life should not be determined by a past legal mistake. We can help make sure that is not the case.

How Can My Rights Law Help Defend Me Against Robbery Charges?

Whether you have been charged with theft, burglary, or robbery, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case to understand each detail of your circumstances. Once we question you, we will consider the evidence the prosecutor’s office has against you — at which point we will decide what is and is not admissible in court — and file the motions required to ensure it is not used against you.

If we cannot have your case dismissed outright, our theft, burglary, or robbery crime attorneys will seek to have your charges lessened. If the prosecutor is unwilling to deliver the desired outcome, we will

represent you in court while providing an assertive and accomplished defense that produces results.

California Robbery Lawyers

Without the help of a knowledgeable and aggressive criminal defense attorney, robbery charges against you in Los Angeles may result in a conviction and lengthy prison sentence. Notably, robbery in Los Angeles County that does not result in any injury or severe use of violence can still be considered a second-degree felony offense.

Robbery can become a first-degree felony offense if the defendant uses dangerous weapons, accomplishes the crime by inflicting severe injury on the victim, or attempts to kill the victim during the commission of the crime. If you are facing charges, it is imperative to have a Los Angeles robbery lawyer defend you and protect your good name.

Robbery is deemed an inherently dangerous felony offense, as death is a potential consequence. In fact, you could face a first-degree felony murder charge if someone (e.g., an innocent bystander) is killed during the alleged robbery. This may be true even if the defendant never intended to kill the victim.

Contact Our Robbery Attorneys In California For A Free Consultation

Our California robbery lawyers at My Rights Law provide personal attention, qualified representation, and informed counsel at an affordable cost. We put forth our full effort in every case we take, and we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional legal care for our California residents.

If you have been charged with a property crime, contact our accomplished criminal defense attorneys today by calling (888) 702-8882 or schedule your appointment by filling out our secure web form and receive a no-cost, no-obligation evaluation of your case.

Other theft crimes we defend include: Grand Theft

FOOTNOTES
[1] Judicial Council of California Criminal Jury Instructions (“CALCRIM”) 1600.
[2] Penal Code 213 PC – Robbery

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