Minnesota Robbery Charges
Defense from a Top St. Paul Theft Attorney
Robbery is a theft crime that occurs when an individual uses violence or the threat of physical harm in order to procure something of value. The many victims of robberies include individuals, places of business, banking institutions and any other establishment or entity where there exist items of value.
The difference between being charged for theft and robbery may be slight, but is extremely critical. For instance, simply taking items of value from another person without threatening or causing physical harm is not burglary. If the victim resists, even in the slightest, however, then robbery would be likely be the charge.
Penalties for Robbery in Minnesota
Robbery convictions usually result in some very serious consequences, and the penalties are dependant upon the factors involved in the case.
- Simple robbery is the least serious charge, imposing up to 10 years in prison and fines up to $20,000.
- Second degree robbery increases the prison term to a maximum of 15 years and fines up to $30,000.
- First degree robbery carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and fines not exceeding $35,000.
These convictions can have devastating consequences on offenders as well as their families, and the effects of a detrimental robbery conviction may never truly disappear.
Finding the Right Legal Representation for Your Case
Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar, P.A. has provided winning representation to many individuals who have been charged with robbery in varying degrees throughout St. Paul, Minneapolis, and the greater Twin Cities area. Our firm focuses on supplying quality legal services to all clients, and can also offer knowledgeable guidance into the legal process surrounding your arrest.
We are dedicated to finding viable strategies that may compel a jury to doubt your role in a particular robbery crime, and we will aggressively pursue minimized sentences and can fight for an acquittal, and are exceptionally committed to our clients and their cause. The firm is a staunch advocate of defendants' rights, and will always do everything possible to return a favorable result in court.
Contact Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar, P.A. if you have been accused of robbery and need to protect yourself from these charges.