If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with robbery, you need the help of a Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Attorney Robert H. Humphrey heads a legal team dedicated to using a strong understanding and competence in criminal defense to get the best results possible for each and every client.
Robbery is a theft crime defined by the use or threat of force or violence with the intention of stealing another's property. There are two types of robbery in Rhode Island: First Degree Robbery and Second Degree Robbery. Both charges are considered violent crimes and criminal prosecutors will zealously seek a conviction.
Robbery is characterized by the use of force, violence, or intimidation as part of an effort to take money or property from someone else. Burglary, on the other hand, involves the element of illegally entering a building (usually a business or a home) with the intent to steal something or to commit a felony crime inside.
The penalties for robbery are severe. Depending on the value of the item stolen and the degree of force involved, the alleged crime could be very serious. Robbery charges can be elevated to armed robbery or aggravated robbery if a gun or other deadly weapon is used or if the victim who was robbed is assaulted and injured.
If a conviction is obtained by the prosecution, you could be facing imprisonment, hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines, restitution to the victim, probation, community service, behavioral counseling and other penalties. Clearly any one of these punishments can negatively impact your life. That is why it is crucial to have the help of a Rhode Island robbery attorney who understands charges of this nature and how to strategize a strong defense. Don't let your future be ruined or your rights and freedom infringed upon!
Contact a Rhode Island robbery attorney if you have been charged with this serious theft crime. Attorney Humphrey may be able to help you retain your liberty!