Have you been charged with robbery? Don’t wait. Call now.
Robbery is more serious than other types of property crimes because it is considered a crime against people. A Robbery conviction is something that you do not want to have on your criminal record, as it could affect you for the rest of your life.
For more than 25 years, Attorney Norman Mattar has defended people accused of theft crimes such as Robbery in Buffalo and Western New York. He offers a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
What is the difference between robbery & theft?
Robbery involves the taking of another person’s property by force. The most common objects taken are cell phones, iPads and other electronic devices. However, you can be charged with Robbery even if you take an item of nominal value. Unlike Petty Theft, which is a Misdemeanor, Robbery is charged as a Felony in New York regardless of the value of the item taken.
The penalties for Robbery can be very severe, especially if you use a weapon or cause serious injury.
What are some defenses for a robbery charge?
There is always something that an experienced defense lawyer can do to minimize the potential consequences that you face. We will carefully evaluate your case to determine if police have enough evidence to prove you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If the state only has the word of one person against another, this can be difficult to do.
In some cases, we can negotiate a reduction of charges from Robbery to Theft or Larceny, which does not involve force. You should never plead guilty to Robbery charges without first discussing your case with a lawyer.
If you’ve been charged with robbery, call now to set up a consultation.
To defend Robbery charges in New York, call 716-633-4300 to discuss your case with Defense Lawyer Norman Mattar.