Robbery Charges Defense in Central Pennsylvania
Robbery is defined as the use of intimidation or force to take someone’s personal property. To prove this type of charge, a prosecutor must establish all of the following:
- the defendant intentionally used force or intimidation to cause fear
- the property was taken in the victim’s immediate presence
- the victim feared an unlawful injury to themselves
- the defendant attempted to escape with the taken property
If you’re facing robbery charges in Central Pennsylvania, defense attorney Corky Goldstein can represent you the way you need to be.
Types of Robbery Charges in Pennsylvania
Generally, the crime of robbery in Pennsylvania constitutes a third-degree felony. This is punishable with up to seven years in prison. However, if during this crime the defendant caused bodily injury to another person, the charge becomes a second-degree felony. This carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. If the victim is seriously injured or in fear of serious bodily injury, this becomes a first-degree felony leading up to 20 years in prison.
Defenses to Robbery Charges
Attorney Corky Goldstein has years of experience crafting defense strategies for his clients. A possible defense is first that no theft was committed. If there was no theft, then there was no robbery. Another defense is that no injury occurred, which is required for some types of robberies. Other defense strategies include: victim was not placed in fear of being injured, entrapment, duress, and intoxication. A robbery charges defense attorney with a strong understanding of Pennsylvania criminal law can craft a defense strategy to strengthen your case.
Schedule a Professional Legal Consultation
If you’re facing serious charges, such as robbery charges, it’s important to hire a skilled robbery charges defense attorney such as Corky Goldstein. During an initial professional legal consultation, you can discuss your case and have any questions answered that you have about the upcoming legal process. From there, your Attorney can begin devising effective defense strategies for your robbery case. To learn more and to schedule a professional legal consultation with Corky Goldstein, call (717) 991-5919 today. Corky Goldstein has his Executive Offices in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and also serves Dauphin County, Cumberland County, as well as ALL surrounding Central Pennsylvania Counties.
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