Phoenix Robbery Defense Lawyer

The state of Pennsylvania classifies robbery as any act of theft that includes the use of force. Robbery is a violent crime, and for this reason is considered always considered a felony. If you or someone you know is facing a robbery charge contact the law office of the Pittsburgh criminal attorney to discuss what our legal team can do for your case.

There are three degrees of robbery recognized by Pennsylvania state law.

First-degree robbery is any robbery that causes serious bodily injury to a person, or puts them in fear of serious bodily injury. A conviction for first- is a Felony 1, which carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

Second-degree robbery is charged when there are moderate injuries or fear of injuries during the crime. This degree is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Third-degree robbery with no injuries inflicted is punishable by a maximum penalty of up to 7 years in prison.

Injuries and the degree of coercion are often the determining factor that can increase an offender’s punishment. An additional weapons charge will also enhance the amount of punishment an offender receives.

The Pittsburgh criminal attorney is an experienced investigator, examiner, and legal negotiator. Our firm investigates every client’s case and creates a specific plan of action to achieve the best outcome possible. Contact us today for an immediate consultation.