Marietta Robbery Lawyer
Experienced Theft Crime Criminal Defense
Robbery is one of the most serious and harshly penalized theft crime allegations. Considered both a violent offense and a theft crime, robbery involves the taking of another's property from their person or immediate presence by the use or threat of force, or by sudden snatching. According to Georgia Code § 16-8-40, robbery is punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence of one year in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years. Additionally, there are several aggravating circumstances that can result in enhanced penalties.
If robbery is committed against a person who is 65 years of age or older, minimum terms of imprisonment increase to five years. In addition, the use of an offensive weapon during a robbery, or any replica, article or device that appears to be a weapon can subject a person to armed robbery charges. Robbery by intimidation is also considered a lesser form of armed robbery. Depending on the circumstances involved, armed robbery is punishable by a minimum of 10 years in prison, life imprisonment or even death. Georgia also establishes additional penalties for robberies that involve the theft of a controlled substance from a pharmacy, physician's office, hospital or any other facility used to sell, store or dispense any controlled substance.
Get a Marietta Criminal Defense Lawyer with Experience on Your Side
Georgia's court system allows for little leniency when it comes to prosecuting and convicting robbery offenders. The severity of these allegations and the life changing penalties they pose necessitate skilled and experienced legal representation. By working with a Marietta criminal defense attorney from the Merchant Law Firm, you can be better equipped to prove your innocence and protect your freedom. As attorneys who make your case our cause, our legal team is prepared to support you during these difficult times.
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