Robbery Defense Attorney in Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita Theft Crime Lawyer
Have you been arrested for robbery in California? According to the California Penal Code Section 211, robbery is the crime of stealing property from another directly off their person or in their presence. The act of theft is done against the owner's will and is committed with the use of threats, force or fear. In order to be convicted of robbery, the prosecution must be able to prove that you had the intent to deprive the owner of their property permanently.
Robbery is a felony crime and it is one of the more serious theft crime charges that you can be accused of and it could lead to stiff penalties and lasting consequences. If you or someone you know has been charged with robbery, then you need an experienced trial litigation lawyer from Barnholtz & Kugler to protect your rights against the prosecution. Speak with a Santa Clarita criminal defense attorney from my firm today for the aggressive legal advocacy that you need to beat your charges.
The Two Degrees of Robbery
California breaks up robbery into two degrees in the Penal Code, first degree robbery being the more serious charge. Someone accused of first degree robbery typically steals from an inhabited house or hotel room. People who cause bodily injury to the property owner or carry a firearm during the commission of the crime could face aggravated robbery penalties. Individuals who commit robbery in an uninhabited dwelling other than a residence, will typically face second degree robbery charges. If you are unsure as to what degree you are facing, consult with a criminal defense attorney form my firm as soon as possible.
Penalties for Robbery in California
Robbery penalties can vary from cases to case depending on whether or not you are facing first degree or second degree robbery charges. The court will also be looking at the specific circumstances of your case and how the robbery crime was committed. If you caused serious injury or used a dangerous firearm, then the penalties could dramatically increase. It is also important to be aware that robbery is considered to be a violent crime and it could count as a strike against you, according to the California Three Strikes law.
According to section 211 of the California Penal Code, the penalties for robbery are as follows:
- First Degree Robbery – This crime could lead to either three, four, or six years in a state prison.
- Second Degree Robbery – This crime carries a prison sentence of two, three or five years.
Contact Barnholtz & Kugler for aggressive felony defense!
If you or a loved one has been accused of first or second degree robbery, you must be sure to retain an attorney who knows how to protect your rights and properly present your case to a jury.
As a Santa Clarita criminal defense lawyer here at Barnholtz & Kugler, I work diligently to help clients evade serious consequences. Let me work to obtain a reduction, acquittal or dismissal of your charges. Our legal team has been handling criminal cases for 20 years and I am committed to serving those accused of serious criminal offenses. I know how to navigate through the criminal system and I am well-versed in criminal law as well as the nuances involved in the legal process.
We are familiar with the possible defense tactics in robbery cases and I can work to prove that you either:
- That you had a right to the property that you took
- That you in fact did not steal any property
- That you did not make threats or use force to steal the property
- That you had no intent of permanently depriving the owner of use of the property
Let my knowledge work for you! Contact my Santa Clarita criminal defense law firm today by calling (661) 728-1666. Someone will be available to answer your call 24/7!
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