Robbery Lawyer in Pasadena
Defining Robbery and Its Penalties
One of the most serious
theft crimes a person can be charged with committing is that of robbery. Unlike larceny,
robbery is committed by taking personal property that is in another person's
possession, on their person, or in their immediate presence, and by doing
so against their will and using force or fear. This offense is categorized
under two different "degrees" depending on the circumstances.
Robbery of the first degree involves robbery of an inhabited home or dwelling
place, including trailers and boats used as a residence, as well as bank
or teller robbery. All other forms of robbery not listed in California
Penal Code § 212.5(a) and § 212.5(b) is considered robbery of
the second degree.
All forms of robbery are felonies in California. First degree robbery is
punishable by a state prison sentence of up to nine years, and second
degree robbery is punishable by up to five years in state prison. Anyone
who is convicted of such an offense is also very unlikely to succeed in
a decent career. Hire an aggressive Pasadena criminal attorney from The
Law Offices of Matthew Cargal today if you are facing charges of robbery.
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criminal defense exclusively for the past two decades, I am more than qualified to fight
your theft crime charges. My firm can provide aggressive defense for any
and all criminal charges, no matter how serious. I have represented hundreds
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case dismissal that you need after being arrested for robbery. Call today
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