What Is Robbery And How Do I Prepare A Good Defense?

by J.D. Garrett on May 11, 2012

The crime of robbery is defined simply as larceny or theft from another by means of threat or violence. While the definition may be simple, a robbery case is anything but. Robbery is considered a major violent felony. In Virginia, anyone convicted of robbery is certain to be sentenced to a lengthy active prison sentence. If the crime involves the use of a firearm, there is a mandatory minimum sentence of three years for that charge, in addition to any sentence imposed for the robbery charge itself.

When facing such steep punishment you will want to be sure you have a criminal defense attorney who understands and deals specifically with this type of criminal case on a regular basis. It is important to select a criminal lawyer who has experience in defending robbery charges and will defend your rights.

In preparing for a robbery defense, you should be prepared to discuss certain issues with your defense attorney beginning with your version of the facts – how you know the alleged victim, were there any witnesses, and do you have an alibi. Also, your defense attorney will need to discuss the police investigation, including how you were arrested, what statements you made, if any, and what physical evidence was seized from you.

With the basic information, our defense team will begin investigations on your behalf to build a quality defense for you. If you or a family member have been charged with robbery in Virginia Beach or anywhere else in the Hampton Roads area, contact a robbery defense attorney in Virginia Beach today for a free consultation. (757) 422-4646.

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