Las Vegas Robbery Lawyer
Theft Crime Charges in Las Vegas
A person is guilty of robbery when they forcibly take property or money
of the person of another without their permission. This act often includes
violence or threat of violence against the individual, their family, or
another person in proximity at the time of the robbery. This is not the
same as petty theft, shoplifting, or burglary since it involves taking
property directly from the person or from their direct control. If convicted
of robbery, you could face time in jail and high fines. The penalties
are even more severe if it is armed robbery involving the display or use
of a deadly weapon. Such weapons can be anything from a rock to a knife,
though the most serious penalties are for armed robbery with a firearm,
shotgun, rifle, or assault weapon.
If you are convicted of robbery, the consequences can extend beyond prison
and fines. You will have a serious black mark on your criminal record
that is visible by anyone who conducts a background search, such as a
potential employer. Your employer, friends, and family will have less
respect or trust for you and will be far more hesitant to place you in
a position of authority or responsibility over anything of value. Consult with a
Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer right away if you've been arrested for robbery.
Hire an Attorney Near You
Chip Siegel is a former prosecutor with a personal understanding of both
sides of the criminal process. With such knowledge and experience, he
is especially qualified to build a strong defense against your robbery
charges and obtain a reduction or dismissal. The firm is prepared to fight
tirelessly in your defense and will carefully investigate your charges
to defend you thoroughly.
Contact the firm at your earliest convenience to retain the capable defense you need.