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A Suffolk County Robbery Lawyer can explain that of all theft charges, Robbery is the most serious. In the state of New York, Robbery can bring very significant penalties. What particular penalties involved will depend on whether anyone was hurt during the crime and whether a gun was involved. Penalties may also be influenced by whether you have a criminal record, or are currently on probation for another crime. Generally, a conviction of Robbery will bring prison time, fines, restitution, probation and community service. If you have been charged with Robbery, contact a Suffolk County Robbery Lawyer from our office as soon as possible. It is important to ensure that you are represented by counsel throughout your legal process.
In New York State, Robbery is defined as the taking of property or money from another party by force or imminent threat of force. There are three levels, or degrees of robbery.
3d Degree Robbery is defined in New York Penal Law Section 160.15 and is defined as the taking of money or other property from another by threat of force/violence and is a D felony.
2d Degree Robbery is defined in New York Penal Law Section 160.10(1) and is defined as the taking of money or property of another by either force, using an accomplice in the crime, causing injury to the victim or using a deadly weapon, or injuring the victim. This crime is a C felony crime.
1st Degree Robbery id defined in New York Penal Law Section 160.05 and is the taking of money or property of another, where the threat of force is used, or a gun is used. A Suffolk County Robbery Lawyer can tell you that if the gun was not loaded or could not discharge, this could be as an affirmative defense on your behalf.
Speak with a qualified New York Criminal Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for legal guidance. If you have been charged with Robbery, it is important to speak with legal counsel as early on in the process as possible to ensure that your rights are protected. When you come in, we will provide you with valuable legal advice and a free consultation. Whether you have been charged with Assault, petit larceny, grand larceny or Shoplifting, contact us for help at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW. We have office locations conveniently located throughout New York City including Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. We also have locations in both Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island as well as Westchester County.