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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. Contact our firm to discuss your case!

Why You Should Entrust Our Firm:

  • Respected Legal Commentator

    Ashleigh Merchant is frequently featured on local and national news media, where she is asked to share her commentary on major cases.

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Ashleigh Merchant

    Included in the 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ edition. This list is compiled after thorough peer reviews and nominations.

  • Repeat Rising Star Winner, John B. Merchant

    Named among the Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ for 2009 through 2011. The list includes 2.5% of attorneys in the state.

  • Earned "Superb" Ratings on Avvo - 10.0

    Both our attorneys have earned the prestigious 10.0 Superb score on Avvo, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive.

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