Los Angeles Armed Robbery Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one has been charged with armed robbery in Los Angeles or elsewhere in the State of California, you should immediately contact an experienced Los Angeles Armed Robbery Defense Attorney at The H Law Group to represent you and keep you from to prison for a very long period of time.

You should not take armed robbery charges under California Penal Code Section 211 PC lightly as a conviction of this crime could result in ten to twenty-five years imprisonment in a California State Prison. So, if you have been charged with armed robbery, you should immediately contact an experienced Los Angeles Armed Robbery Defense Attorney to represent you and keep you from going to prison.

Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to mitigate the potential consequences that you face. So, schedule your free consultation today by filling out the contact form below or by calling us at 1 (213) 370-0404.

What Constitutes Armed Robbery?

Armed robbery is a crime that’s committed when a person, through the use of force, fear, or the use of a firearm takes the property of another from their immediate presence.

For example, if a person pulls out a gun and demands that a liquor store owner empty the cash register, such a crime can result in the person being charged with armed robbery.

Under California State Law, an individual who uses a firearm in the commission of a robbery can be sentenced to ten to twenty-five years in State Prison if convicted. If the defendant kills someone during the commission of a robbery, he faces a prison sentence of twenty-five years to life in State Prison.

So, if you have been charged with armed robbery in Los Angeles or elsewhere in the State of California, you should promptly contact an experienced Los Angeles Armed Robbery Attorney to defend you and reduce the consequences that you face.

Proving a Person Guilty of Armed Robbery in Los Angeles, California

For the prosecution to convict a person of armed robbery in Los Angeles, California, the prosecution must prove a number of elements beyond a reasonable doubt. If the prosecution fails to prove even one element, it will not be able to convict a person of armed robbery in violation of penal code 211 PC.

The prosecution must prove the following elements:

  • The defendant took the property of another person
  • The defendant did is in the other person’s immediate presence
  • The defendant took the property against the other person’s will
  • The defendant used a firearm to take the property
  • The defendant intended to take away the property permanently

Text of California Penal Code Section 211 PC – Armed Robbery

According to California Penal Code Section 211 PC, “Robbery is the felonious taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear.” California Penal Code Section 12022.53 adds an enhancement to robbery bumping up the prison sentence for robbery from a maximum of five years in California State Prison to ten (10) years in State Prison for using a firearm.

Penalties for Those Convicted of Armed Robbery

If the prosecutor convicts a person of armed robbery in violation of penal code 211 PC, he or she faces the following potential penalties:

  • First Degree Robbery – A person who is convicted of first-degree robbery faces up to six years in California State Prison
  • Second Degree Robbery – A person who is convicted of second-degree robbery faces up to five years in California State Prison

Note: Using a firearm during the commission of a robbery enhances the prison sentence to the following sentences:

  • 10 Year enhancement for using a firearm during the commission of a robbery
  • 20 Year enhancement for firing a firearm during the commission of a robbery
  • 30 Year enhancement for causing another person great bodily injury or death by the use of a firearm

Armed Robbery Defenses

If you have been charged with armed robbery, there are a number of defenses that your attorney can make to defend you to mitigate the potential consequences that you face. The following list of defenses is not exhaustive of all defenses that your attorney can make, but rather some of the most common defenses that your attorney may be able to use to defend you:

  • The defendant did not use a firearm in the commission of the robbery
  • The defendant did not use force or fear to take the property of another
  • The defendant is falsely being accused of robbery
  • The defendant honestly and reasonably believed that the property he took was his
  • The defendant is a victim of mistaken identity

Note: To figure out which defenses apply to your case, you should promptly contact an experienced Los Angeles Robbery Defense Lawyer to examine the facts of your case, and set out a defense strategy so that you’re not convicted of armed robbery.

Contact an Experienced Armed Robbery Defense Attorney in Los Angeles

If you have been charged with armed robbery in Los Angeles or elsewhere in the State of California, you should immediately contact an experienced Los Angeles Armed Robbery Defense Attorney at The H Law Group to defend you. If you choose to hire us to defend you, one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys will thoroughly review the facts of your case, including looking over police reports to determine that the information contained within them is true.

If our attorneys notice anything that is wrong either in the police reports or the evidence that will be presented against you, they will point this out to the prosecution to negotiate a dismissal of your case or to negotiate the best possible plea deal for you. Our attorneys have represented thousands of clients over the past decade, so rest assured that your future is in great hands. Schedule your free consultation today by filling out the contact form below or by calling us at 1 (213) 370-0404.

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