Danbury Robbery Lawyer
What is Robbery?
In the state of Connecticut, robbery is defined as the use of threats or immediate physical force upon another for the purpose of preventing or overcoming resistance and the taking of his or her property.
In addition it is also considered compelling the owner of the property or another to deliver the property or engage in conduct that aids in the execution of larceny.
Types of Robbery Offenses
The forms of robbery include:
- home invasion robbery,
- carjacking (taking a vehicle through force and/or the use of deadly weapon),
- armed robbery; and
- unarmed robbery.
In some cases objects that are not designed to be used as weapons can be considered a deadly weapon if employed to threaten an individual to give up property.
What are the Penalties for Robbery?
Robbery is a felony the state of Connecticut.
- The minimum mandatory sentence for robbery in the first degree is 5 years in prison.
- Carjacking carries a 3 year mandatory minimum prison sentence in addition and consecutive to any imprisonment sentence imposed for the robbery.
This means that if you are convicted of robbery, those sentences cannot be avoided, even if the judge wanted to be lenient. It is in your best interests to speak with an experienced attorney that can improve your chances of avoiding a conviction.
Robbery is an extremely serious type of theft crime. This type of criminal charge is so dangerous that it will require a seasoned and experienced Danbury robbery attorney to take action for you immediately. There are a number of methods and strategies by which a defense attorney could help you to avoid conviction. We have proven experience at trial, and are committed to serving as defense counsel for the accused facing charges of robbery in the Danbury area.
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