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A Long Island Robbery Lawyer can explain that a charge of Robbery is considered a very serious charge because of the level of violence involved. Injuring a victim during the commission of the crime, and possessing and/or using a firearm during the course of Robbery raises the level of the offense, and therefore the penalties involved. If you have been charged with this offense, you are facing serious consequences that can include not only a lengthy prison sentence, but also fines, probation, restitution and community service. Speak with a Long Island Robbery Lawyer from our team without delay. It is important to approach these charges with a strong defense strategy to ensure that your rights are adequately protected.
The crime of Robbery involves the taking money or other property of another party, by force. There are certain variables that if present can increase the degree of this crime, and therefore the severity of the punishments involved.
NY Penal Law 160.15 sets out the elements of Robbery in the 3 degree, which is the taking of another party’s property by intimidation or threat of force and is a D felony crime.
NY Penal Law 160.10(1) outlines the elements of Robbery in the 2d degree, which involves taking the property from another party, by force, or if you were assisted by an accomplice during the Robbery, or the Robbery victim was hurt, or you used a deadly weapon, or if the theft involved a motor vehicle. This is a C felony crime.
NY Penal Law 160.05 says that Robbery in the 1st degree is the taking of the property from another party, a deadly weapon (such as a gun) is used, or the victim was injured. If the gun was not operational at the time of the crime, either unable to discharge or was not loaded, it can be an affirmative defense to your charge.
Contact a New York Criminal Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for legal counsel. These charges are very serious, and it is important that your case be analyzed and a strong defense strategy be put in place to defend your interests. When you come in, we will provide you with a complimentary case evaluation. Whether you have been charged with Grand Larceny, robbery, shoplifting or Assault, contact our team for assistance. We have office locations throughout New York for your convenience, including locations in both Suffolk County and Nassau County on Long Island, and Westchester County. We have locations in New York City as well, including Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island. Contact us today at 800.696.9529.