Long Island Robbery Defense Lawyer
Serving Clients in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Brooklyn & Queens
Robbery is classified as theft that involved some form of physical assault or battery. It is heavily prosecuted in New York and can lead to some serious consequences. In order to avoid having a conviction added to your criminal record, get help from the Long Island criminal defense lawyer at Austin Law Associates, P.C. today. We can help you build a strong case in your favor.
Schedule your free consultation today. Dial (516) 548-5996 or contact our former district attorney online.
What Is Robbery?
Unlike burglary where a person takes property from a dwelling or commercial structure, a robbery is the taking of property by force from a person. An example could be someone going into Central Park and accosting the victim with a gun. It does not involve any kind of dwelling or structure. Robbery is taking property from a person rather than from an unoccupied building.
Robberies have different degrees, such as:
- Class D felony: This is the lowest degree of robbery, which is the taking of property from somebody by pushing them or threatening them with harm. There is no weapon, so it is not considered as severe. Sentences could be from two to seven years in prison.
- Class C felony: Caused by serious injury or threats of serious injury that involve brandishing a weapon. This could result in 7 to 15 years in prison because it is a violent robbery.
- Class B felony: With prison sentences ranging from 10 to 25 years, these robberies involve serious injury to a person or involve a gun.
How Our Firm Can Help
We understand that your situation can feel hopeless. With state and county prosecutors doing what they can to gain a conviction, you need the help of an experienced attorney. Mr. Austin is a former district attorney familiar with the strategies used by your accusers. Call today and get started on building your case.
Dial (516) 548-5996 now to speak with our Long Island criminal defense lawyer.
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