When You Are Charged With Robbery
When facing a felony charge for robbery in Pennsylvania, you could be looking at a lengthy prison sentence. Robbery can be graded as a felony of the first degree and you could be facing up to 20 years in state prison as a possible sentence. You need serious legal help from a law firm that isn’t afraid to protect your freedom at a trial.
A felony charge for robbery goes on your criminal record forever. Expunging or sealing it from the public isn’t possible. The only way to keep your record clean is to fight aggressively to avoid a conviction.
From offices in West Chester, our trial lawyers represent clients charged with robbery in Chester County and Montgomery County, as well as state and federal court jurisdictions throughout the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Call us at 610314-7066 or contact our offices by email to arrange an initial consultation with an experienced West Chester Robbery attorney anytime, day or night.
Reputation And Credentials Of A Proven Trial-Tested Robbery Attorney
When your back is against the wall facing a serious criminal charge for a violent crime, there is no other choice than to put your trust in your lawyer’s experience and professional reputation. Attorney Evan J. Kelly is a former assistant district attorney with the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. As a result of his experiences as a prosecutor, he knows what the government must prove in order to get a conviction in a robbery case.
In addition to representing clients charged with robbery, we have extensive experience representing clients charged with rape, assault and serious felony violent offenses, including:
- Aggravated assault
- Simple assault
- Armed robbery
- Gun charges, weapons offenses
- Recklessly endangering another person
- Harassment, stalking
After meeting with us, we will explain how to best attack your case in a strategic, efficient and effective manner. We will give you the information you need to make educated decisions about your future. Make sure that you are made aware of all applicable defenses.
Robbery Defined Under Pennsylvania Law
A person is guilty of robbery if, in the course of committing a theft, he or she:
- Inflicts serious bodily injury upon another
- Threatens another with or intentionally puts him in fear of immediate serious bodily injury
- Commits or threatens immediately to commit any felony of the first or second degree
- Inflicts bodily injury upon another or threatens another with or intentionally puts him in fear of immediate bodily injury
- Physically takes or removes property from the person of another by force however slight; or
- Takes or removes the money of a financial institution without the permission of the financial institution by making a demand of an employee of the financial institution orally or in writing with the intent to deprive the financial institution thereof.
An act shall be deemed “in the course of committing a theft” if it occurs in an attempt to commit theft or in flight after the attempt or commission.
It is imperative that you hire an attorney who understands the various elements involved in the charge of robbery. Occasionally, the government will charge individuals with crimes that they did not commit. Make sure you hire an experienced robbery lawyer who will hold the government’s feet to the fire
Contact An Experienced Chester County Robbery Attorney At Bellwoar Kelly, LLP
Robbery is a very serious crime in Pennsylvania. Under subsections (a)(1)(i), (ii), and (iii), robbery is graded as a felony of the first degree punishable up to 20 years in state prison. Under subsections (a)(1)(iv) and (vi) robbery is a felony of the second degree, punishable up to 10 years in prison; robbery under subsection (a)(1)(v) is a felony of the third degree, punishable up to 7 years in prison.
Our office is conveniently located one block from the West Chester County Courthouse. Call us anytime of the day or night or use our convenient email contact form to arrange an initial free consultation. If you are unable to come to our offices, we can make arrangements to meet at your home or other convenient locations.