San Diego Armed Robbery Attorney
Assistance for Those Accused of Armed Robbery
If police arrest you or a loved one on armed robbery charges, you could
be facing many years in prison if you are convicted. Robbery itself is
already a felony charge, but when use of a deadly weapon or firearm is
used in its commission, it can up the seriousness of the consequences
If arrested, cooperate with officers but do not make any statements until
you procure the services of a
San Diego theft crimes lawyer from The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC. You have the right to
remain silent and to avoid self-incrimination, and police will do all
within their power to strengthen their case against you through the statements you make.
Penalties for Armed Robbery
Robbery is defined as the taking of property from a person or their immediate
presence by use of force, threats or intimidation. First degree robbery,
which includes robbery of an inhabited dwelling, an operator of a bus,
taxi or other vehicle for hire, or anyone at an ATM, carries a 3 to 9
year prison sentence if convicted. Second degree robbery - including all
other instances of the crime - can bring 2 to 5 years imprisonment.
Things get much worse when you commit armed robbery, as using a gun to
commit the crime adds 10 years to an already tough sentence. And if you
discharge the weapon during a robbery, it can add 20 additional years
Armed Robbery Defense Lawyer in San Diego
A robbery conviction counts as a "strike" against California's
tough three strikes policy, so it can have even broader effects than that
of a single conviction, depending on your record. The
San Diego criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC, understand the seriousness
of your situation and want to help ensure that your legal rights are well-protected.
With our 21 years of collective experience and proven track record from
nearly 100 trials, our qualifications and commitment to client success
speak for themselves.
If you have been arrested on an armed robbery charge, immediately contact a San Diego armed robbery defense lawyer
for swift action in your case.