Nassau County Robbery
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While a Robbery charge is not uncommon in New York, it is very legally significant. A Nassau County Robbery Lawyer will explain to you that if you have been charged with this offense, the possibility of substantial penalties is very real. The particular outcome if convicted will rely on what degree of Robbery was committed. If you or a family member has been charged with this crime, contact a Nassau County Robbery Lawyer from our team to discuss the charges against you. It is important that you do not face these types of charges without qualified legal counsel protecting your interests.
Robbery is generally defined as the forcible stealing of another’s property or money. This crime is broken down into three degrees, and is distinguished by various elements, such as whether a weapon was used, and if a victim was hurt in the process.
First Degree Robbery is the most serious charge, and set out in NY Penal Law 160.05. It is the forcible taking of another’s property, using a deadly weapon to commit the crime, or hurting a victim in the process. It is designated as a B felony. Your Nassau County Robbery Lawyer can explain that there may be an affirmative defense available if the weapon used could not be discharged. While this is not a complete defense, it can lessen the degree of offense.
Second Degree Robbery, pursuant to NY Penal Law 160.01(1) is the forcible taking of another’s property, by force/violence, having someone assist you in the crime (accomplice, getaway driver), or a victim is physically injured, or a deadly weapon was used, or the item stolen was a vehicle. This is designated as a C felony.
Third Degree Robbery pursuant to NY Penal Law 160.15 is the stealing of another’s property by intimidation/force and is designated as a D felony.
Being charged and convicted of any degree of Robbery can bring significant and life changing penalties. It is important to take prompt actions and speak with a New York Criminal Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. We can investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest, and create a defense strategy that will protect your interests. Call us today at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW. We will provide you with a free consultation with your first appointment. If you have been charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm, assault, battery or Grand Larceny, we can help. Come in to any of our conveniently located offices throughout New York, including locations in Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island and Westchester County. In New York City, we have locations in Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island.