Wilmington Robbery Attorney
Wilmington Criminal Defense Lawyer
Robbery is generally defined as a
theft crime that involves taking property, finances, or services from another party
with the use of force, threats, or intentional intimidation. Since a person
who is being robbed will have reason to fear for his or her wellbeing
and health, robbery may also be defined as a particular kind of
violent crime. Due to these circumstances, it is not uncommon for robbery of any degree
in North Carolina to be considered a felony.
If you are convicted of a felony in North Carolina, penalties could include:
- One year in prison or longer
- Thousands in fines paid to the state
- Restitution fees paid to alleged victim
- Destruction of reputation (mark on record)
James Rutherford, Attorney at Law has built a successful career on protecting the rights of the criminally
accused in North Carolina. When you are staring at the unforgiving penalties
of the criminal justice system, you need someone to stand by your side
and turn your case to your favor.
Contact our Wilmington criminal defense lawyer today to get all the information
you need about how you can defend yourself against robbery charges.
Potential Defenses to Robbery Charges
Being accused of robbery is a serious situation. You need to start thinking
about how you can craft a serious defense right away. With the assistance
of our North Carolina theft crimes attorney, you can explore potential
defenses to use for your case. Keep in mind that no two cases are identical
and one, some, or none of the following defenses might be applicable to
Three common defense to robbery charges are:
Mistaken identity: Most robbery crimes are conducted in the darkness and by individuals who
have taken deliberate steps to try to conceal their features. It is more
than plausible that you have been mistaken for someone who actually carried
out the crime.
No threat: Theft without any sort of threat is not robbery. Your charges could be
greatly reduced if it is shown that there was no threat or intimidation involved.
False claims: There is always the possibility that the accusations against you are entirely
false, put forth by ulterior motives, such as a petty attempt at revenge
for a personal disagreement. Proving you had no motivation to commit the
robbery could dismantle all the evidence the prosecution has tried to
collect and utilize.
A Criminal Defender You Can Trust
Wilmington Criminal Defense Attorney James Rutherford is a Certified Specialist
in Criminal Law, a title that few lawyers hold in all of North Carolina.
This certification, along with his selection to Super Lawyers® Rising
Stars℠ and an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, has
solidified his reputation as lawyer people can lean on when the criminal
justice system is intent on doling out maximum penalties for alleged crimes.
Get a strong Wilmington criminal defense Attorney in your corner today
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