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A Manhattan Robbery Lawyer will tell you that the crime of Robbery is all too common in New York. If you have been charged with Robbery, it is important to seek the guidance of a qualified Manhattan Robbery Lawyer from our team. The penalties you are facing can be significant, and will be determined by what degree of Robbery you are found guilty of, and whether you have a prior criminal record. Contact a Manhattan Robbery Lawyer from our team, as it important to ensure that an aggressive defense strategy is created on your behalf and that your rights are protected.
The crime of Robbery is defined as the taking of the property of another by force or intimidation. There are three levels, or degrees to Robbery:
Robbery in the 3d Degree (New York Penal Law 160.15) is defined as the taking of the property of another by force. This crime is a D felony.
Robbery in the 2d Degree (New York Penal Law 160.10(1) is defined as the taking the property of another by force or working with an accomplice, or causing injury to a victim during the Robbery, or using a gun during the Robbery. This crime is a C felony.
Robbery in the 1st Degree (New York Penal Law 160.05) is defined as the taking of the property of another, causing injury to a victim during the Robbery, and threatening to use a deadly weapon. If the gun was not loaded, or did not work, this could be used as an affirmative defense. The defense if applicable could take your Robbery charge down to a lesser degree, so it is important to speak with a New York Criminal Defense Lawyer from our office for guidance.
Robbery is a very serious crime, and can bring substantial penalties including prison time, restitution, monetary fines and probation. Speak with a qualified New York Criminal Lawyer from our team for guidance. Whether you have been charged with Grand Larceny, shoplifting, or a charge of Petit Larceny, we will create a strong defense on your behalf. With your first appointment, we will explain the charges against you, and you legal options. Your initial consultation is completely free of charge. For your convenience, we have locations to serve you throughout New York including Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island, as well as Westchester County. In New York City, we have offices not only in Manhattan, but also in Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. Contact us today for an appointment at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW.