New York Robbery Lawyer
Skilled Defense Attorneys in New York City
Robbery is the crime of taking the property of another person by force,
threat, or fear. While all forms of theft involve the taking of another
person’s property, robbery is considered different because of its
violent nature. In contrast, other forms of theft can be done without
the use of violence, such as burglary and
Goldberger & Dubin, P.C., capable New York criminal defense attorneys can represent your rights
and uphold your interests in court. If you are facing charges of robbery,
don’t take chances with your future. Our firm will evaluate your
case on an individual basis and tailor-fit a defense to your needs and
circumstances. With over 75 years of combined experience, our attorneys
can provide capable representation. We are passionate about upholding
our clients’ constitutional rights in court and about protecting
our clients’ futures. As a results-driven firm, we think outside
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Our approach has contributed to a successful firm history. Begin a
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Penalties for Robbery in New York
A simple definition of robbery is the use of force in order to obtain another’s
property illegally. A robbery is considered more or less severe depending
on the level and means of force involved.
- In New York there are three degrees of robbery, each corresponding to a
different class of felony:
Third degree: A Robbery in the 3rd degree in NY is considered a Class D non-violent
felony. Although this is considered the least serious form of robbery
in New York, the minimum penalty is two to three years in prison, or up
to seven years in prison upon conviction.
Second degree: A robbery in the second degree is considered a Class C violent felony
has a minimum sentence of three and a half years and a maximum of 15 years.
First Degree Robbery: A robbery in the first degree is considered a Class B violent felony crime.
The minimum sentence for a first time offender with no prior criminal
history is 5 years in state prison; the maximum robbery charge sentence
is 25 years in prison. If the robber is a repeat offender, the sentence
may be even longer.
Is Armed Robbery a Felony?
A common aggravating factor in a robbery case is whether or not a weapon
was used. Armed robbery occurs when a person intentionally takes something
from another person, using force or the threat of force, while carrying
a weapon. Armed robbery is charged as a felony in New York.
What Is 2nd Degree Robbery?
A robbery can be charged as second-degree robbery when:
- The robbery is committed with an accomplice present
- The accused causes someone not involved in the robbery to be injured
- The accused is carrying a deadly weapon such as a firearm or something
that appears to be a weapon
How long does a robbery trial last?
Many individuals are under the impression that a criminal trial lasts a
long time due to the publicity of high profile cases. Many robbery trials,
however, do not take as long. Most trial processes, from arrest to the
sentencing, takes a months to a couple of years. If you would like more
information on any aspect of the robbery charge, work with our firm at once.
How is aggravated robbery charged in New York?
Aggravated robbery is a very serious form of robbery. This can be charged
when the alleged perpetrator takes another’s property with the use
of force or threatened force.
- There are two different types of crimes related to aggravated robbery:
- First-Degree Aggravated Battery
- Second-Degree Aggravated Battery
If you have been charged with
aggravated battery, it is ever more important that you retain the legal services of our firm.
Put 75+ Years of Collective Experience to Work for You!
- Why Choose Our Firm?
Goldberger & Dubin, P.C., we understand that just because our client has been accused of a robbery
does not mean that he or she actually committed the crime.
- In a criminal prosecution, the burden of proof is on the prosecution. Our
team of robbery defense attorneys will work tirelessly by examining your
case and presenting you with the best defense by investigating to see
if you were forced to commit the crime, which would be considered entrapment,
and helping to reveal holes in the prosecution's case.
If you are facing a robbery charge in New York, give us a call to secure the best
criminal defense team in the city.
If you face charges of robbery, don’t hesitate to call an
experienced New York robbery attorney from Goldberger & Dubin, P.C. for a
free case evaluation at (646) 681-5997!