Robbery Sentencing Guidelines
Robbery Sentencing Guidelines
The Blanch Law Firm is one of the nation’s premier criminal defense firms, defending people against all types of theft crimes, including robbery. The key to our successful criminal defense strategy is our results driven approach to defense; we assign five or more theft defense attorneys to every grand larceny case, assuring our clients of the best results possible.
A robbery conviction can lead to serious prison time, heavy fines and other limited freedoms. Our criminal defense firm is dedicated to the freedom and well being of our clients, and our successful track record has helped keep people free from fines and jail time. If you have been charged with a theft crime, Contact The Blanch Law Firm’s theft defense attorney team today at 646-797-4820.
Theft Defense Attorney Team
Criminal defense attorneys are important in any Robbery Defense, as the New York State sentencing guidelines do offer some leeway. With a qualified theft defense attorney working with you and for you, you may be able to lower your fines, decrease your jail time or avoid prison altogether. Our criminal defense firm is highly skilled in all areas of theft defense, and we possess a unique ability to keep our clients out of prison. For example:
■Defendant was charged with robbery in the first degree and faced a mandatory jail sentence upon conviction with a maximum sentence of 15 years in jail. The Blanch Law Firm was able to earn a dismissal of all charges.
■Our client was charged with assault during a robbery and accused of brutally kicking victim in the face while they were on the ground. The Blanch Law Firm was able to get all of these charges dismissed.
At The Blanch Law Firm, our theft defense attorney team is focused on providing high-level criminal defense for people accused of, or charged with, robbery. Robbery crimes are a serious matter, whether they are charged as a felony or misdemeanor.
There are certain categories of robbery: street robbery (mugging); robberies of small businesses; and less sophisticated commercial robberies. However, federal law also defines other forms of robbery, including bank robbery, robbery of the United States postal service and/or government property and obstructing interstate commerce through robbery. These are covered in the Penal Codes 18 U.S.C.A. § 2112, 2113, 2114 and 1951.
Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Under federal robbery sentencing guidelines found in Section 2B3.1 of the United States Sentencing Commission Guidelines Manual, robbery is sentenced along the lines of extortion and blackmail. The type of sentence you will ultimately receive for a robbery conviction will depend largely upon the surrounding factors, such as whether or not a weapon was used, the total amount of money, goods or services stolen, whether or not people were injured during the robbery and more.
Also, the type of weapon used could affect the sentence. A gun will be taken much more seriously than a lead pipe or even a knife. Other factors include the convicted individual’s past criminal record.
New York State Sentencing Guidelines
New York State Sentencing Guidelines break the categories into first degree, second degree and third degree. Robbery in the first degree is a class B violent felony and carries a 25 year maximum prison sentence. Robbery in the second degree is a class C felony and carries a 15 year maximum prison term. Robbery in the third degree is class D and carries up to 7 years of jail time.
Felony Vs. Misdemeanor
If the crime is considered to be a felony, there will be a minimum amount of jail time, as well as fines. For a misdemeanor, you could still be facing a minimum prison sentence. In either case, the courts may also require monetary restitution to all injured parties, which would be in addition to any fines handed down.
Contact The Blanch Law Firm
If you or someone you love has been charged with, or arrested for, a robbery or other theft crime, Contact the theft defense attorney team at The Blanch Law Firm immediately by calling 646-797-4820.