Savannah Robbery Attorney
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Robbery is a common occurrence in Georgia. It is considered a crime of violence as well as a property crime, which society takes very seriously. The well-known purse snatching crime so often seen in movies is included in this category along with hold ups, shoplifting and carjacking. Persons accused of this crime may be prosecuted in a Georgia court or in federal court depending upon where it took place. The term robbery means the taking of another's property by force or threat. Anyone charged with committing a robbery is facing serious penalties and should seek the assistance of a Savannah criminal defense attorney to challenge the charges.
The Penalties for Robbery in Georgia
Robbery is charged as a federal offense if the crime was committed on federal property or involved an institution of federal interest, such as the U.S. Post Office, an airport, or a bank, otherwise the case would be heard in state court. Under Georgia law, the penalty for the crime of robbery can include 1 to 20 years in prison, restitution, fines, community service and probation.
If a weapon is used, the charge becomes armed robbery with a prison term ranging from 10 years to life. Under some circumstances, a death sentence is possible. If you are under investigation or face a robbery charge take immediate action to obtain the assistance of an established lawyer who can thoroughly investigate the case against you to ascertain the facts and create an innovative and aggressive defense strategy.
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The legal team at the firm is sensitive to the hardship that criminal litigation imposes on clients and their families. This stress is even more difficult when it is the result of an investigation gone wrong or a case of mistaken identity that is supported by eyewitness testimony. As a former prosecutor Cris Schneider is knowledgeable in all aspects of the criminal justice system, and works tirelessly on behalf of a client. The criminal defense lawyers at The Schneider Law Firm are committed to pursuing the best result in every case. Contact a Savannah robbery lawyer at the firm who is committed to fighting for your rights.