Robbery and aggravated robbery charges in Arizona are taken very seriously, and a conviction on these charges can result in severe, life-long consequences. The moment you’re aware of a pending robbery charge, contact the skilled legal team at AZ Defenders. Our Mesa robbery attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into every aspect of your case to uncover the truth of the situation. We have the resources to fight for you and your rights.
Robbery charges are going to be taken seriously by law enforcement and prosecutors, which means you need to have an attorney with the experience necessary to mount a strong defense. AZ Defenders is ready to get to work on your behalf and craft a strong defense that fits the situation at hand.
Robbery is taken very seriously in this state, and the nature of the crime is defined under Arizona Revised Statutes §13.1902. The law says that:
A person commits robbery if, in the course of taking any property of another against his will, that person threatens or uses force with the intent either to coerce surrender of property or to prevent resistance.
In Arizona, ARS §13.1903 outlines when a robbery charge can become “aggravated robbery.” This charge will be applied if there are one or more accomplices physically present when the robbery occurs, when there is grievous bodily harm caused due to the robbery, or if a weapon is used during the commission of the robbery (armed robbery).
Robbery in Arizona is a Class 4 felony and carries a penalty of 1 to 3.75 years in prison for a first-time offender. Subsequent offenders can face prison time of up to 15 years.
Aggravated robbery is a Class 3 felony and carries a penalty of 2 to 8.75 years in prison. Subsequent aggravated robbery offenders can face prison time of up to 15 years.
Due serious nature of these crimes, a skilled Mesa criminal defense attorney will be needed to properly investigate every aspect of the case against you. Every case is different, and an attorney will work to formulate an appropriate defense. Some of the possible defenses for a robbery charge could include the following (not an all-inclusive list):
If you find yourself up against robbery charges in Mesa, Arizona, you need to turn to a skilled criminal defense attorney, not a public defender. At AZ Defenders, we are dedicated to providing every client with a vigorous defense. Let our Mesa and Phoenix theft attorneys conduct a thorough investigation of your case. Our team has the resources necessary to properly formulate a defense strategy on your behalf so contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (480) 456-6400.