Robbery is defined by Article 160 of New York State Penal Law as forcible stealing. Harming someone else or threatening harm to take property or belongings is considered a robbery, which is a violent crime and a felony.
Robbery accusations are very serious and present the possibility of extensive jail time. If you are charged or arrested, the wisest next step is to contact legal professionals with deep experience handling such severe and life-changing matters.
New York City Robbery Lawyer
The partners of D’Emilia Law – Paul D’Emilia and Kendra Monte – are well-versed in the prosecution and defense of robberies. They prosecuted countless robbery cases during their years at the Kings County District Attorney’s office before founding their successful defense firm. Their strategies and pursuit of justice on behalf of their clients have resulted in several reduced charges, dismissals and favorable outcomes.
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There were 18,176 robberies reported to the police in New York State in 2018 – nearly 50 per day. Robbery accusations are more severe than burglary; they are considered violent crimes because of an alleged use of force.
The consequences of a robbery vary and depend on:
- Whether a weapon was used (and what type).
- The extent of the victim’s injury.
- The items or property taken.
- The number of accused people.
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Prosecutors are looking to make examples of those accused of robbery. Because robberies are felonies, penalties can include years in prison if convicted. For example, robbery in the first degree is a class B violent felony in New York. It is the most serious form of robbery and it carries a mandatory five-year sentence upon conviction, even if it is your first arrest.
Despite the seriousness of robbery charges, not all lead to a trial – many settle well beforehand. The New York City-based legal team of D’Emilia Law knows how to effectively file motions and negotiate with prosecutors to have your charges reduced or dropped entirely. D’Emilia Law’s legal team takes pride in treating their clients like family and being a source of compassion when clients need it most.
Whether you simply made a mistake, were in the wrong place at the wrong time or were misidentified, get the best defense and representation from professionals whose entire careers are rooted in New York’s criminal justice system. Contact D’Emilia Law’s robbery lawyers in NYC for the best possible defense strategy and representation.