Robbery and Aggravated Robbery Defense Lawyers in Minneapolis & St. Paul MN
Lots of kids play cops and robbers but being charged with robbery or aggravated robbery is not child’s play. A conviction can result in many decades locked in a state prison. As experienced Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys and St.Paul criminal defense attorneys, Minnesota robbery and aggravated robbery defense lawyers, we mount an aggressive defense for people charged with the crime.
Two Classes of Robbery
Somebody may be charged with basic robbery or with aggravated robbery. Simple Robbery is taking something while in the presence of the victim. It often involves threatening violence but the robber does not have to touch or harm the victim to be convicted. Being found guilty can result in a 10-year prison sentence and a fine of as much as $20,000.
Aggravated Robbery falls into two of its own categories. First degree aggravated robbery involves using a weapon or if the victim is hurt during the crime. A conviction can result in being imprisoned for up to 20 years and a $35,000 fine. In fact, you could be facing charges for both committing the robbery and for using a weapon. It’s not in your best interest to simply accept what the police say and the prosecution wants to do to you.
Serious Consequences for a Serious Crime
No matter what type of robbery crime you are charged with, the penalties are tough if convicted. This is why you need a tough robbery and aggravated robbery defense attorney protecting you during questioning by police, to negotiate with prosecutors and to represent you at trial.
Our goal is always to get the charges dismissed or reduced and to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome at a trial before a judge and jury.
In some cases it is necessary to argue to the judge for reduce the sentence, especially if it is a first offense. This will make it easier for you to move on with your life much sooner. In any event, you need a robbery or aggravated robbery defense lawyer fighting for you in Minnesota. That’s what we do here at Sieben Edmunds Miller.