Armed Robbery Lawyer Raleigh NC
In North Carolina, robbery is defined as the use of a firearm while committing theft. It is also considered a violent theft offense and is severely punished with substantial prison terms and fines. According to North Carolina Statute § 14-87 (robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons), an individual can be guilty of armed robbery in Raleigh if he/she possesses, threatens to use, or uses a firearm while taking or attempting to take personal property from another person, a business, a bank, or any other place.
Because of the harsh penalties associated with this crime, and the permanent effects of a felony, it is essential to immediately contact an armed robbery attorney if you’ve been charged or are under investigation of this crime. At the Law Office of Dewey P. Brinkley, our criminal defense attorneys have represented many individuals charged with armed robbery, and our prolific case history shows that this is a winnable case. For a free consultation with our Raleigh office, you can call (919) 832-0307 today.
What is Armed Robbery?
Armed robbery in North Carolina is a violent felony offense and involves two basic aspects, including:
- Taking or attempted to take property from another person or from any place of business, residence, or banking institution or any other place where there is a person or persons in attendance, at any time, either day or night.
- Through a firearm or any deadly weapon, the suspect used force, displayed force, or threatened force, whereby the life of a person is endangered or threatened.
The language in this law is intently broad, as it attempts to convey any situation of armed robbery. As such, even if you were carrying a firearm during a robbery, law enforcement and state prosecution may try and charge armed robbery. Furthermore, Statute § 14-87 states that it is also an armed robbery crime if a person aids or abets any person in the commission of the alleged crime.
The penalty for armed robbery is a Class D felony. In North Carolina, this may equate to a presumptive 64- to 80-month prison sentence if the defendant doesn’t have a criminal history.
Contact the Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Raleigh
By having a prominent and experienced defense attorney at your side, the prosecution will have to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, a variety of factors, including, but not limited to:
- That you took property from another person
- That you took property from another’s person or presence
- That you carried away the property
- That you intended to permanently deprive the possessor
- And that you took the property with violence or intimidation
At the Law Office of Dewey P. Brinkley, we will thoroughly explore all possibilities with the goal of achieving a not-guilty charge, dropped charges, or, if the evidence is truly stacked against you, alternative or reduced sentencing. In these cases, it is important to act quickly so that we can begin building a strong case, and so if you’ve been charged with armed robbery or are under investigation, call our Raleigh law office today at (919) 832-0307.