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Defense for Theft Crimes in Dublin, California

Robbery is a different theft crime than burglary or shoplifting even though many associate them as being the same. In the state of California, robbery involves the use of force or a threat of force to take someone's personal property in their presence. There are several elements involved in a robbery crime and the prosecution has the burden of proof to establish each factor. Need a lawyer for a robbery case in Dublin, CA? You need to seek representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney in Dublin.

Contact the Law Office of Ivan O.B. Morse for the help that you need.

What constitutes a robbery offense?

In order to charge someone with robbery, the prosecution must prove all of the following:

  • The defendant used force or a threat to cause fear in the victim intentionally
  • Could be intimidation or use of a weapon
  • The victim must have feared for an injury at the time of the offense
  • They cannot be simply unaware that the crime is occurring
  • The offense must have occurred in the immediate presence of the victim

There are two types of robbery- either first degree or second degree. To be charged with first degree robbery, you must have committed the offense in a home or some type of inhabited dwelling, or the victim must have been on the job. First degree robbery charges can also come about if the victim was an individual using an automated teller machine (ATM). If your offense does not have one of the circumstances involved in a first degree robbery charge, it will most likely be charged as a second degree robbery.

Penalties and Defenses for Robbery in California

In the state of California, first degree robbery can result in a prison sentence of either three, four or six years. Depending on the circumstances and if conspiracy is involved, the prison terms may be either three, six or nine years. There can also be fines involved in robbery charges. For second degree robbery charges, the penalties could include a state prison term of either two, three or five years and fines. For more details of these crimes and the penalties, feel free to look at California Penal Code Sections 211-215.

If you are facing robbery charges, you need to build a strong defense and fight to avoid conviction. To do so, team up with a skilled theft crime lawyer in Dublin. The Law Office of Ivan O.B. Morse has years of experience helping individuals in their criminal cases and we know the defenses that can be made. One of the common defenses to robbery charges are that you had a claim of right to the property. If you have ownership to the property, you can fight against your charges. Entrapment and duress are other defenses that can help you avoid serious penalties in your robbery case.

On top of that we can fight to show any of the following:

  • A lack of intent to take the property
  • A lack of fear or force present in the offense
  • False accusation
  • Mistaken identity

Team Up with the Law Office of Ivan O.B. Morse

Looking for an attorney for help in your robbery case in CA? You need an aggressive criminal lawyer in Dublin on your side to help fight against the charges.

Contact the Law Office of Ivan O.B. Morse to see how we can help you build a defense and avoid the consequences of a conviction. We offer a free case evaluation so you can call to discuss your case and ask us questions about how to proceed forward.

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