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Robbery Attorney

 

Robbery is a separate crime from theft because fundamentally, the victim of the criminal act is either present or aware of the robbery at the time that it happens. Armed robbery is the act of a theft crime while carrying, threatening to pull or actually using a fatal weapon. Simply having this deadly weapon in your possession adds considerable penalties to the possible consequences if an individual is found guilty.
Are you or someone you know facing criminal charges for armed robbery? As an experienced Robbery Defense Attorney, Robert L. Lichtenstein is here to help.

 

Armed Robbery Lawyer

 

Robbery arrests occur if someone takes personal property from another and uses force or threat of danger to do so. But what is armed robbery exactly? Armed robbery simply refers to a robbery offense involving use of a weapon. Most robbery allegations are armed robbery offenses, which involves the use of a deadly weapon. Robbery accusations often go hand in hand with additional crimes such as theft, burglary, assault or trespassing. This is not a crime that should be taken lightly.

Instances of Armed Robbery

Armed robbery can happen anytime, anywhere. However, below are some of the common instances of armed and aggravated robbery:
  • If you have broken into someone’s house, threatened them with a knife and stolen items from their jewelry box
  • If you have entered a commercial residence, threatened the store worker with a gun and taken money from the cash register
  • If you have threatened someone with a finger (concealed to look like a gun) at an ATM machine
  • If you have threatened to hurt someone in a car if they do not get out of the vehicle

Armed Robbery Accusations

If you have been accused of armed robbery, then you will want to do everything in your power to clear your name. Why? Because an armed robbery conviction can negatively impact your entire life even after you have served your time. It is important to not only think about how this conviction will affect your present but also your future.
  • robbery charges can make it impossible to find accommodation. Most landlords perform criminal background checks on possible tenants. It can be hard to explain an armed robbery offense and most landlords will not risk the safety of others and of their building
  • robbery charges can also make it difficult to find decent work. Employers may classify you as a troublemaker and be wary of theft at the workplace, especially if the job requires interaction with money, customers or other valuable material
  • robbery charges can negatively impact your ability to win additonal court cases, such as child custody
  • robbery can affect to right to own firearms, to have a passport and, in some instances, to vote.

Don’t let an accusation of armed robbery affect the rest of your life. Protect your rights and reputation as well as your personal and professional life. If you or someone you love is facing a criminal conviction, then now is the time to step up and fight back. Call Robert L. Lichtenstein today!


Robbery Lawyer

 

To ensure that you are given the high-quality level of service that you deserve, do not waste any time in contacting an experienced criminal lawyer as quickly as possible. When you are facing charges as serious as those of robbery, you cannot afford to be represented by anyone less than completely devoted to your success. By looking at your case from every angle, exhaustively researching and meticulously preparing, the Law Office of Robert L. Lichtenstein will leave no stone unturned. For well over twenty-five years, we always treats each case as if it will be taken to trial and will work tirelessly in our efforts to bring you the result that you desire.

Virginia Robbery Laws

 

Robbery laws in Virginia are serious felony offenses. Not only are you facing a prison sentence, you are facing some serious mandatory minimum sentences, requiring you serve a portion of your sentence behind bars if you are convicted of the offense, no exceptions. When the stakes are this high, you need someone advocating on your behalf, a local defense lawyer who understands the laws and what you are going through.
Under Virginia law, robbery is separated into first and second degree categories. The charge you face will depend on a number of factors including the facts of your case and the evidence that the prosecutor has.
In some situations, where a defendant is charged with a first degree robbery, for instance, a plea agreement can be worked out so that the charges are reduced to second degree robbery. The chances of you working out a favorable plea agreement depend on many things and are something that can be discussed in greater detail in a legal consultation.

Second Degree Robbery

 

If in the commission of a robbery, you put the alleged victim in fear of bodily injury or if you use a drug, electronic shock, or other such means to temporarily disable the victim, you could be charged with second degree robbery.
A conviction of this offense carries 5 to 18 years in prison.

First Degree Robbery

 

If you either use violence against the victim or threaten deadly force with the presence of a weapon, you could face the more serious first degree robbery charge. If you are convicted of this charge, you could be sentence to 10 years to life in prison.

Mandatory Minimums

 

If this is your first robbery conviction, you will have a mandatory minimum sentence of 3 years. However, if this is your second or subsequent conviction for robbery, your mandatory minimum sentence will be 5 years.

 


Burglary Lawyer

 

Burglary essentially means entering someone else’s property without permission with the intent to steal or commit another type of crime. A person can be charged with this crime even if he or she simply attempts to carry out such an action – even if the individual does not succeed.
To show that an offense was a burglary, prosecutors need to demonstrate that the offender entered a property without permission from the person with rightful control of the property. They also need to show that the individuals had an intention of stealing property, assaulting someone or carrying out a felony offense. When one or both of these factors cannot be proven, it may lead to the possibility of having the charges dismissed or reduced or receiving an acquittal. For example, a defendant might be able to show that he or she was actually given permission to enter a building or vehicle, or the individual might be able to prove that he or she entered a property, but did not have any criminal intentions.
Perhaps a surveillance camera was not clear and the defendant was mistaken for another person, or maybe there is just simply not enough evidence to convict the individual. The law firm of Robert L. Lichtenstein is available to help you explore the various defense options that are best suited to your case. The firm’s experienced and professional staff can provide you with an aggressive criminal defense for your case, and make sure that any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you are properly used to your advantage. Call Robert L. Lichtenstein today to find out how we can help!


Carjacking

 

If you are accused of robbery where the property in question is a vehicle, you could be charged with carjacking. Carjacking carries a sentence of 15 years to life in prison.
All of these charges carry serious possible penalties. If you are accused of an offense like this, consulting with an attorney will help you understand what exactly you are up against and what can be done to minimize the potentially life changing results of your case.

Virginia Robbery Attorney

 

When you are facing a legal problem, you need a lawyer who is willing to listen to you. Someone who will give you time to explain your story and your situation. You need legal counsel who can provide an honest assessment of what you are facing. No one wants to know that there is a good chance they will go to jail, need to pay a fine or will have their driving privileges suspended, but hearing the truth can help you prepare the best defense.
Whether you or a loved one is facing robbery charges, it is critical to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. The earlier an attorney can be involved in your case, the more likely you are to succeed in your defense. We are prepared to handle even the most complex investigations and all cases involving robbery and more.
With over 25 years of defense experience, please contact Robert L. Lichtenstein, Esquire, today to find out how we can help you, your friend, or a loved one. We have free consultations and offer affordable payment plans. There is no need to put this off. Call Today!

 


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Robert L. Lichtenstein, Esquire

222 N. Main Street, Suite 300

Post Office Box 1447

Hopewell, Virginia 23860

(804) 452-5424

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R. Clark

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2016-07-05T13:24:28+00:00

R. Clark

Awesome customer service... I live out of state and this office treated me like family. They were up front , honest and helped me understand the situation with my tickets and spoke on my behalf when contacting the courthouse. I was trying to deal with things last minute and could've been taken advantage of due to not understanding VA law or court process yet I was given honest council and advice .

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5.0
2015-07-15T17:11:44+00:00

W. Royster

Living in New Hampshire I was nervous about finding an attorney in Virginia. I attempted to contact several attorneys before talking to Chris in this office. He took time with me and reminded me of my grandson. After speaking with this office, my nervousness and fears were diminished and Robert got my traffic matter handled without my appearance. I am very appreciative. When you call ask for Chris, he was great with me. Blessings to your firm from New Hampshire.

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5.0
2015-07-15T17:17:27+00:00

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2015-07-15T17:13:08+00:00

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2016-07-12T09:54:16+00:00

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2015-08-04T13:37:53+00:00

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2015-07-15T17:24:32+00:00

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2016-07-08T10:48:31+00:00

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2016-07-08T10:45:33+00:00

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2016-07-08T10:49:45+00:00

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2015-07-15T17:14:07+00:00

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2016-07-12T09:55:11+00:00

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2016-07-08T10:46:24+00:00

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2016-07-08T10:47:50+00:00

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2016-07-08T10:49:14+00:00

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2015-07-15T17:21:09+00:00

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2016-07-08T10:44:13+00:00

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5.0
2016-07-08T10:43:09+00:00

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2015-08-05T14:15:55+00:00

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5.0
2015-07-15T17:15:09+00:00

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5.0
2015-07-15T17:07:54+00:00

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