An experienced attorney can help you defend against robbery charges.
At Pearson & Paris, we have more than 22 years of legal experience that we will use in your defense. Perhaps more importantly, our top criminal defense attorney is a former senior felony prosecutor who knows how the prosecutors handle these cases. That knowledge allows us to create effective strategies ranging from negotiating plea bargains to waging full on court battles.
Whether in the Louisville area or anywhere in Kentucky, there are two degrees of robbery contained in the Kentucky Penal Code.
Robbery in the First Degree occurs when a person, in the course of committing a theft, uses or threatens the immediate use of physical force upon another person with intent to accomplish the theft and he (1) causes physical injury to a bystander, (2) is armed with a deadly weapon, or (3) uses or threatens to use of a dangerous instrument upon a bystander. Robbery in the First Degree is a Class B felony, K.R.S. § 515.020, and it is punishable by a sentence of imprisonment of not less than 10 years nor more than 20 years.
Robbery in the Second Degree occurs when a person, in the course of committing a theft, uses or threatens the immediate use of physical force upon another person with intent to accomplish the theft. Robbery in the Second Degree is a Class C felony, K.R.S. § 515.030, and it is punishable by a sentence of imprisonment of not less than 5 years nor more than 10 years.
Possible Defenses for Robbery
In the case of robbery, the defense may center on the fact that the person did not act with knowledge that the item was not his or hers or that he or she did have permission to take the item. We see cases where a person confronts another person for the return of his own property, perhaps even under a mistaken belief that the property is his. Under these circumstances, the person may not realize that he taking the property of another.
Other defenses may also apply. This includes an analysis of any violation of constitutional rights, such as the right to remain silent, the right to counsel, the right to have any searches and seizures based on probable cause, a proper warrant, and the right to due process in the proper preservation of evidence that may be used against you. Many other defenses are available that rely on scrutinizing and exposing weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case, such as biased or incompetent witnesses, flawed crime scene investigation, flawed administration and procedures in collecting breath, blood or urine for forensic testing, incompetent computer evidence, flawed photo lineups and inaccurate crime scene/accident reconstructions.
It is important that you hire a skilled and experienced robbery lawyer to defend you in a manslaughter case in Mt. Washington or Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, or across Kentucky.
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