Under Florida Statute 812.13 robbery involves the taking of money or other property from another through the use of force or threat. Purse snatching, mugging, bank robbery and carjacking all fit under this category. The use of a weapon raises the charge from a second-degree felony to a first-degree felony. Depending upon the circumstances, the charge may be raised to a life imprisonment offense. If you are suspected of robbery it is important that you do not talk with the police until you have consulted a lawyer who can advise you of your rights and options.
Having a prior conviction means that the offense you are charged with can be enhanced which involves more severe penalties. If you wish to fight to avoid a criminal record you need an experienced Orlando theft crime attorney who is highly motivated to fight with you. In many robbery cases witness identification of the robber is an important factor. As former prosecutors who understand how the state prepares criminal cases, we are able to identify and exploit weaknesses in the state's case which can result in a dismissal, reduction in charges or minimize penalties. A robbery defense lawyer at our firm is a trial attorney and works to get the best outcome for you through plea negotiations, suppression motions, or trial.
We have earned a listing in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register or Preeminent Lawyer as well as an AV Peer Review Rating. We only handle criminal cases. With over 50 years of combined experience, we have handled numerous robbery cases just like yours. We offer flexible payment plans and will work with you on financial arrangements. Learn more about the philosophy of the firm and how we will aggressively fight for you by visiting our Firm Overview page. For a free initial consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer call Ali & Blankner.
Contact an Orlando robbery defense lawyer at our firm to find out how we can help you with your defense.