Robbery Defense Attorney
Robbery involves taking another’s possessions or money through the uses of force or verbal threats. When the offender makes use of a weapon it is considered armed robbery. Robbery is always classified as a felony in Louisiana. The penalties for robbery range drastically. Depending on the specific facts and circumstances, the punishment can result in 0 to 99 years of prison. Robbery is a difficult charge to face as quite often there may be ample evidence to successfully prosecute you and building a strong defense strategy can be complex. With so much at risk, it is imperative that you contact an experienced New Orleans robbery attorney to protect your rights and help improve your chance of a more positive outcome for your case. Do not go into court unrepresented or underrepresented, the right attorney will fight for you and try to achieve the most favorable outcome.
Louisiana Robbery Crimes
Simple Robbery is the taking of anything of value belonging to another from the person of another or that is in the immediate control of another, by use of force or intimidation, but not armed with a dangerous weapon.
First Degree Robbery
First Degree Robbery is the taking of anything of value belonging to another from the person of another, or that is in the immediate control of another, by use of force or intimidation, when the offender leads the victim to reasonably believe he is armed with a dangerous weapon. For example, if someone were to keep their hand in their jacket and cause another to believe they have a weapon, then that person could be convicted of first degree robbery.
Second Degree Robbery
Second degree robbery is the taking of anything of value belonging to another from the person of another or that is in the immediate control of another when the offender intentionally inflicts serious bodily injury. An example of this is if someone were to beat a person and then rob them, then that person could be found guilty of second degree robbery.
Armed Robbery is the taking of anything of value belonging to another from the person of another or that is in the immediate control of another, by use of force or intimidation, while armed with a dangerous weapon.
In Louisiana robbery charges are felonies and considered crimes of violence. This means that if you are convicted, you will never be able to have the offense expunged from your record.
Defenses to Robbery
There are a number of defenses that a New Orleans robbery defense lawyer can raise on your behalf. Your attorney can argue that you did not take the property, you had a claim of right to the property, you did not use force or fear to obtain the property, mistaken identity/false accusation, or you lacked the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property’s use. Each of these defenses could be raised depending upon the facts of your individual case.
Contact: New Orleans Robbery Attorney
New Orleans defense attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter is committed to giving each client the personalized attention that is so important in criminal cases. She is dedicated to tirelessly defending each individual so the most positive outcome can be achieved under the circumstances. If you have been charged with robbery in the New Orleans area, you should contact attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter. Ms. Carpenter understands the fear and anxiety that you are experiencing — 504-599-5955 Available 24/7!