St. Louis Robbery Defense Attorneys
Protecting the Rights of Individuals Facing Robbery Charges in Missouri
In the eyes of the law, robbery is defined as threatening and/or intimidating another party with violence in order to steal something from them. If you have been accused of robbery and are currently facing criminal charges, you could be subjected to years of imprisonment if a conviction is made. Moreover, a conviction will show up on your permanent record, which can prevent you from gaining future employment, cause you to lose parental rights, or even strip you of some of the rights guaranteed to you by the Constitution.
The Hammer Law Firm, LLC wants to fight for you in your criminal case. We believe that everyone has the right to fair, experienced legal representation. Our legal team has more than 30 years of criminal law experience and formerly worked as prosecutors, which has armed us with the knowledge of many potential strategies that prosecutors may use in their attempts to prove you guilty. We can use this insight to build a strong defense strategy against these tactics.
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What Are Missouri’s Robbery Laws, Charges, and Convictions?
In the state of Missouri, robbery can either be charged in the first or second degree based on the nature of the violence involved. The difference is plainly laid out in Missouri statutes.
Robbery in the First Degree
According to Missouri Revised Statute § 570.023, robbery in the first degree is considered a class A felony, which is the most serious type of conviction. It can land you anywhere from 10 to 30 years in prison, or a life sentence. The statute outlines first degree robbery as when, in the process of forcibly stealing another’s property, the party committing the robbery also engages in one or more of the following acts:
- Brings serious physical injury to a person
- Arms themselves with a deadly weapon
- Threatens to use a dangerous instrument against a person, or actually does use it
- Threatens the use of what seems to be a deadly weapon, or simply displays it
- Steals a controlled substance from a pharmacy
What Is Second Degree Robbery?
Missouri Revised Statute § 570.025 defines second degree robbery as when a person “forcibly steals property and in the course thereof causes physical injury to another person.” Being charged in the second degree is not as serious as being charged in the first degree, but it is still extremely life-altering, as it is considered a class B felony. In Missouri, class B felonies are punishable by prison sentences between 5 and 15 years long.
The Hammer Law Firm, LLC Will Fight Your Robbery Charges
At The Hammer Law Firm, LLC, our legal team will fight to win you the justice you deserve. Facing criminal charges can be terrifying; convictions, whether in the first or second degree, can have immense negative effects on your career, interpersonal relationships, and future. Give yourself a strong fighting chance with our dedicated robbery defense attorneys. We are recognized for our personalized, one-on-one attention and dedication to our clients by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Super Lawyers®.
Do not delay any longer. Call The Hammer Law Firm, LLC at (314) 334-3807 to speak to a St. Louis robbery defense lawyer immediately.