Criminal Charges: Robbery
The period immediately after an arrest for robbery is critical in determining the outcome of the case. The actions you take now can have a major impact in determining whether or not you will be convicted and subjected to severe criminal penalties. The most effective thing you can do is to contact a passionate White Plains criminal lawyer who will fight to protect your freedom and help you seek a favorable result. My name is Attorney John M. Cromwell, and I have spent my entire professional career-since 1988-defending the rights of the accused. I am fluent in Spanish and will meet with you as soon as possible to discuss the charges against you and inform you of your options for defense.
Third Degree Robbery
The courts in our area are tough on all types of theft crime, and this is especially true of robbery, which is often considered as a
violent crime, defined under state law as "forcible stealing." Third degree robbery is a
felony, punishable by up to 7 years in state prison, but the charge will be increased when there are factors such as an accomplice who was present during the offense, when the victim or another person was injured, if you are accused of
armed robbery with a knife or a gun, or if the stolen item was a motor vehicle. The maximum penalty for a robbery offense is 25 years in prison.
It is advisable at all times to avoid speaking with police officers or investigators about the charges, as there is little or nothing you can say which will improve your situation. Realize that if you are called in for questioning, it is because you are already under suspicion, and the purpose of any questions you would be asked is to gather further evidence or a confession from you. If you are contacted by the police or detective, refer them to me as your attorney. I have nearly a quarter century of experience in criminal defense, and I will work tirelessly to have you exonerated or to get the charges dropped or reduced.