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Violent Crimes Robbery

Violent Crimes such as Robbery is defined under title 18 section 3701 of the Pa criminal code. attempted murder It is essentially an act of theft which is in essence, the unlawful taking of another's possession, with some additional elements. The additional elements that make robbery a separate statute include but are not limited to, the infliction of serious bodily injury, threats of violence, and the taking property directly from another person with the use of force however slight. The act of robbery is classified as a violent crime, and not a property crime as most types of thefts are considered. This is due to the fact that the use of force, however slight, is used in the process of taking the property. Due to the seriousness of the charge, it is considered a felony but the degree to which it is a felony of, depends on number of factors. For example, the amount of force used is a substantial factor in determining the degree of felony. The more force used to obtain the property, the worse the degree of felony it is.

Another factor that prosecutors look at when deciding on the degree for violent crimes such as robbery is whether or not serious bodily injury or threat of serious bodily injury took place. prohibited offensive weapons If no bodily injury took place, it can be a felony of the third degree, which carries a sentence of up to seven years in prison. If some bodily injury occurred during the commission of the crime, it is a felony of the second degree, which carries a sentence of up to ten years in prison. Lastly, if serious bodily injury occurs, it is a felony of the first-degree which carries a sentence over ten years in prison. There a number of defenses against a robbery charge that a good defense lawyer can use. These include arguing that no bodily injury took place which could reduce the severity of the charge. Or perhaps a good defense lawyer, like the ones in the Law Offices of Kelly and Conte, could make the case that the victim was not in fear of serious bodily injury once again reducing the severity of the charges. As mentioned, the attorneys at the Law offices of Kelly and Conte are experienced in dealing with cases involving robbery and can help you to have the best outcome giving the circumstances of your case.

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