Under the Pennsylvania law, Robbery is a felony charge that carries a risk of serious jail time. Call the Law Offices of Michelle A. Fioravanti at 484-876-1543 or contact us if you have been charged with Robbery to start working on the defense of your case as soon as possible.
Robbery Attorney in Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware, Lancaster, Berks and Bucks County Pennsylvania
You will be convicted of Robbery if the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania can prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, the below offense:
A person is guilty of robbery if, in the course of committing a theft, he either (i) inflicts serious bodily injury upon another; (ii) threatens another with or intentionally puts him in fear of immediate serious bodily injury; (iii) commits or threatens immediately to commit any felony of the first or second degree; (iv) inflicts bodily injury upon another or threatens another with or intentionally puts him in fear of immediate bodily injury; or physically takes or removes property from the person of another by force however slight.
Defenses to the Pennsylvania Criminal Charge of Robbery
There are several defenses to the charge of Robbery. One is the Commonwealth, through the Assistant District Attorney, did not meet the burden of proving all the elements of the crime charged. Another is to try to get the charges reduced to a theft charge, depending upon the facts of your case.
Penalties for the Criminal Charge of Robbery
If you are found guilty of causing serious bodily injury to a person, or putting them in fear of serious bodily injury, while in the course of a committing the Robbery you will be found guilty of Robbery, a felony in the first degree. If during the course of committing the Robbery you were found to cause bodily injury to a person, or putting them in fear of bodily injury, you will be found guilty of Robbery in the second degree. You will be convicted of Robbery in the third degree if you have been found of taking property from another person using force however slight.
You are facing jail time if charged with Robbery. It is important that you call the Law Offices of Michelle A. Fioravanti at 484-876-1543 or contact us so that we may start preparing a defense as soon as possible.