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Robbery means taking someone else’s property against their will while using force or threat of force. In Arizona, this type of violent crime is considered a felony offense, which carries long prison sentences, expensive fines, and a felony conviction on your criminal record. Due to the seriousness of a robbery charge, it is imperative to hire a skilled criminal defense lawyer.
At the Law Office of Carlos A. Medina, PLLC, we can protect your rights, reputation, and freedom from start to finish. With more than a decade of legal experience, Attorney Carlos A. Medina has the knowledge and resources to guide you through the legal process and fight for the most favorable results.
Types of Robbery
There are three types of robbery in Arizona: robbery, aggravated robbery, and armed robbery. While the elements of each robbery crime are similar, the punishment differs.
As we mentioned before, robbery consists of taking any property from another person against their will while using force or threatening force. A first offense is considered a Class 4 felony, punishable by up to 3.75 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000.
Robbery becomes an aggravated robbery when the crime involves serious bodily injury or there are one or more accomplices who helped the defendant commit the crime. A first offense is a Class 3 felony, which carries a maximum 8.75-year prison sentence and a fine not exceeding $150,000.
Lastly, armed robbery involves force associated with the use of a deadly weapon. A first offense is a Class 2 “dangerous” felony, which results in a prison sentence of up to 21 years—with a minimum mandatory term of seven years—and a fine of up to $150,000.
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If you have been charged with a robbery offense, we can do our best to help mitigate the maximum punishment and obtain the best possible outcome in your case. Just because you have been arrested, doesn’t mean that you are guilty.
Contact us at (520) 251-9561 and schedule a free consultation today.
If I’m innocent, do I really need an attorney?A: Guilt or innocence aside, your future is in jeopardy in the face of criminal allegations. You need an attorney who can protect your rights to show the judge and jury that you are innocent. Legal processes must be followed, and attempts by the prosecuting attorney and law enforcement to secure a conviction must be effectively countered. Even if you are innocent, you need a professional to handle your case.
What is a plea agreement? Should I accept it?A: A plea agreement typically involves lesser charges or punishment offered in exchange for a plea of guilty or no contest. Do not accept a plea offer without first talking to your attorney. You need to be certain that this is in your best interests. In some cases, a skilled criminal defense lawyer may be able to fight your charges and help you avoid a conviction altogether – which is far more advantageous than any plea agreement.
If I refuse to give a statement or answer a question, will I face criminal charges?A: As already mentioned, you have the right to remain silent. You can politely refuse to answer questions posed to you by a police officer, and you should not face criminal charges simply for exercising this right. Depending on the situation, however, you may still be arrested and taken into custody. Be sure to request to speak to your attorney, who may be able to challenge an unlawful arrest.
What are my rights if I'm arrested?A: If you’re arrested, you have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided to you. These rights are essential, as anything you say or do after you are taken into custody may be used against you in court. Exercise your rights and protect your interests.
Do I have to consent to a search of my home or vehicle?A: The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution offers protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. This means that law enforcement cannot simply search you or your property or make an arrest without probable cause. You have the right to refuse a law enforcement officer’s request to search your car or your home, but if they have a warrant or believe they have probable cause, they may be able to conduct a search. If you believe your property was illegally searched, an attorney can assess the situation and determine whether this can be used to your advantage in challenging your arrest or charges.