Boston Robbery Defense Lawyers
Facing Robbery Charges in Boston, MA?
If you are convicted of robbery, you could face serious penalties such as imprisonment, probation, fines, and more. If you are facing robbery charges, it is important to retain a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you and fight for your best interests. Do not hesitate to let Gens & Stanton P.C. protect your rights and future from start to finish.
What Is Robbery in Massachusetts?
Robbery is defined as the taking of another person's property from that person by force or threat of force. Robbery is a type of larceny and is a very serious crime in Massachusetts.
Penalties for Robbery in Massachusetts
Robbery is considered a life felony, which means a conviction can result in life imprisonment. If a person commits armed robbery with a firearm or while wearing a mask/disguise, the mandatory minimum prison term is five years.
If a person commits unarmed robbery on a person who is over 60 years old, a conviction can result in a mandatory minimum prison sentence of two years.
Types of Defenses for Robbery Charges
There are several different defenses that can be used for robbery charges. Depending on the circumstances of your case, your attorney may be able to use one or more of these defenses in your case. Some of the most common defenses for robbery charges include:
- You were falsely accused.
- There was no force or threat of force used.
- You did not intend to rob the victim.
- False or misleading evidence.
Contact a Robbery Defense Attorney
Robbery is a very serious crime in Massachusetts and can result in very serious penalties if you are convicted. If you or someone you know is facing robbery charges, it is important to retain legal representation as soon as possible. Our Boston robbery attorney at Gens & Stanton P.C. can help you build a strong defense and fight for your best interests.
Contact a robbery defense attorney from Gens & Stanton P.C. to set up a free, confidential consultation today.