About Armed Robbery
Robbery is a serious offense, involving the use of force to commit a
theft crime, but when you are accused of using a weapon to carry out the act, the sentence you can receive if convicted will be increased. My name is Attorney John M. Cromwell, and I have successfully defended thousands of individuals in our community since 1988 on all types of charges.
I am fluent in Spanish, and when we meet for a consultation, we can discuss the circumstances of your arrest and I will explain your options for fighting the charges. The police and the District Attorney's office are working together to have you convicted, and I believe that you deserve to have a dedicated White Plains criminal defense attorney on your side, looking out for your best interests and helping you avoid a negative outcome.
You have a right to have an attorney present with you at all times when speaking with law enforcement, whether in questioning with the police or when you confront the prosecutor in the courtroom. It is highly advisable for you to exercise this right, as without an extensive legal background you could easily make mistakes which would result in a conviction. Remember that if the police request that you come in for questioning, they are inviting you to an interrogation where they will do everything they can-including lying to you-to trick you into making self-incriminating statements or to get you to confess.
Sentencing for a Felony
Armed robbery is a felony, and the penalty you may receive will vary according to factors such as whether you merely displayed what appeared to be a weapon, such as pointing a gun through a coat pocket, if you actually pulled out the weapon or if you used it against the victim, but the sentence ranges between 15 and 25 years. A conviction could permanently change your life for the worse, and you must take decisive action now.