Riverside Criminal Defense Attorneys
California law defines robbery as an act of theft brought about through
the use of force, fear, intimidation, or coercion. The presence of a deadly
weapon, such as a firearm, can also be enough to escalate simple theft
to robbery. Although the legal definition has attempted to be quite exact
in its wording, it definitely leaves much to interpretation, which lends
itself to your defense if you have been charged with robbery.
At Blumenthal Law Offices, we can come to your defense after you have been
arrested for and charged with robbery in Southern California. Putting
our 100+ years of collective legal and trial experience to good use, we
can analyze your case, review the circumstances of your arrest, and get
to work on your defense strategy.
Defenses that may be applicable to your robbery charges include:
Mistaken identity: Robberies are notorious for being fast, over with shortly after anyone
knows what is going on. The classic depiction of a robber is also someone
who has heavily masked their features with a hood, sunglasses, and more
articles of clothing. Positively identifying a robber can be difficult
and you should not be convicted based on what could be mistaken identity.
Exaggeration or misunderstanding: Someone may have given you an item when they believed you intended to
do them harm if they did not provide it. In reality, you might have not
meant to be intimidating and may not have picked up on their body language
that they were fearful. Misunderstandings and exaggerations lead to numerous
robbery arrests each year.
Falsification: For every reason someone might have to commit a robbery, there is a reason
someone else might have to report the crime when nothing at all happened.
Some people have even been accused of robbery and burglary by scorned
ex-spouses who wanted to try to get revenge or more child custody rights.
You can rest assured that we will explore every possible legal avenue when
crafting your defense. Schedule a
free initial consultation about your case today so we can start talking about what needs to be done
to protect your rights.
We Work Tirelessly to Minimize or Eliminate Your Sentence
Penalties for robberies will vary greatly depending on what was allegedly
stolen, who was allegedly robbed, and how you allegedly behaved while
committing the act. The common denominator among the punishments is that
they are all considered quite severe, ranging from years in prison to
thousands in fines plus triple the amount of the stolen goods. Have confidence
in your future by recruiting our Riverside theft crimes lawyers today.
There is no evidence that cannot be challenge and no sentence that cannot
be reduced – the key is putting a team of professionals to work
on your case for you.
Call 951.682.5110 or
contact us online today to begin.