The Use of a Weapon in a Crime
Robbery without a weapon is a serious offense. Armed robbery is charged when a person carries a weapon during the commission of a robbery. Crimes that involve the use of a weapon are always going to be penalized more harshly because of the potential for bodily injury or death.
Even if a person does not use a weapon during a robbery, simply carrying one on his or her person is enough to result in an armed robbery conviction. Armed robbery is a ‘life-felony.' That means it is punishable by a term of life in prison.
If you stand accused of armed robbery in Miami Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach county, contact our lawyers at Lloyd H. Golburgh, P.A. immediately. We will interview you, thoroughly investigate the state's case against you, and prepare your defense. The possibility of a life sentence is real. Only an experienced criminal defense lawyer gives you the best chance at beating these charges. My firm can help.
Building a Defense
Most cases can be defended. Eye-witness statements, videos, audio, police reports, physical, scientific, and circumstantial evidence all need to be evaluated. Police procedure must be scrutinized. Our lawyers have often found that no matter how bad your case may appear, you can count on the state attorney's office or the police officers to make it better. In some cases, poor police work is the key to winning. Procedural errors and lab incompetence are common and can help lead to a lesser charge, a dismissal, or an acquittal. Our lawyers are skilled and experienced in defending against armed robbery charges. Call us today to discuss your case. The consultation is free. It may be the best decision you've ever made.