Knowledgeable Robbery Defense Attorneys In Clovis

Robbery in California is defined as the taking of personal property from a person against his or her will and by means of force or fear. It is classified as a violent felony, thus a conviction counts as a "strike" on your criminal record under California's three-strikes law. If you already have a felony conviction on your record or if you get a second felony, your sentence will be double the term required by law. Conviction of a third felony will result in a mandatory sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

Clearly, robbery is not a charge you should take lightly. At Schweitzer & Davidian in Clovis, we have extensive experience defending individuals against a broad spectrum of robbery, theft and burglary charges. We routinely represent clients in Fresno County courts and throughout Central California.

Assertive Criminal Defense Lawyers

We are noted for developing bold defense strategies in criminal cases that hold government prosecutors to the letter of the law and require them to prove every aspect of their case. Depending upon the facts of your case, we will aggressively defend you, and work to clear your name completely or work to obtain reduced charges that will minimize the impact of a conviction on your work and personal life. Defenses can include lack of intent to take or keep someone else's property, lack of use of force, mistaken identity or false accusations.

Under Penal Code 211, California classifies robbery into two categories — first and second degree. First-degree robbery is one that occurs inside a dwelling or at an automated teller machine (ATM), while second-degree robbery encompasses all other robberies. Conviction of first-degree robbery is punishable by three, four or six years in state prison; conviction of second-degree robbery is punishable by two, three or five years in state prison.

Put Our Knowledgeable Attorneys To Work For You

If you face robbery or any other criminal charges and need to speak with an experienced attorney, we offer a free, no-obligation consultation. We can review the facts of your case and provide a frank assessment of what you might expect as an outcome. Contact us by calling 559-321-7391 to schedule a meeting.