Robbery Lawyer in Fresno
Robbery Defense Lawyer in Fresno County, California
In California, robbery 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. Receiving a strike on your criminal record will result in sever long term consequences.
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. At Schweitzer & Davidian, we have extensive experience defending individuals against a broad spectrum of robbery, theft and burglary charges. We routinely represent clients in Clovis, Visalia, Fresno County, and throughout Central California.
Penalties for Robbery Convictions in California
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.
A robbery conviction can result in the following penalties:
First-degree robbery- Three, four or six years in state prison
- Second-degree robbery- Two, three or five years in state prison.
Assertive Criminal Defense Lawyers in Fresno
Schweitzer & Davidian is 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.
Robbery Defenses can include:
- Lack of intent to take or keep someone else's property
- Lack of use of force
- Mistaken identity or false accusations
Put Our California Attorneys to Work for You
If you face robbery or any other criminal charges and need to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Fresno County, we offer a free, no-obligation consultation. We can thoroughly examine the details of your case and provide an honest assessment of the outcome you can expect.
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