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Violent crimes: Robberies and the threat of force

Violent crimes: Robberies and the threat of force

| Sep 11, 2019 | Violent Crimes |

When you think of a robbery, what do you imagine? Many people think of a bank heist or someone taking a priceless artifact from a museum. The reality is that robberies can be much more generic than that. Robberies are defined as theft that is accomplished by using the threat of violence or violence itself. In almost every case, there needs to have been a victim who was threatened with harm for a case to be a robbery.

A robbery is a violent crime by nature. Robberies include:

  • Threats of violence
  • Violence or force
  • Taking an item with the intent to steal it against the will of the victim

What kinds of defenses are there for robbery charges?

The good thing about criminal cases is that the burden of proving the case falls on the shoulders of the prosecution. Without good evidence, they may not have a case at all. You may not need to do anything except for remaining silent to walk away without a conviction.

If there is evidence, it’s possible to work with your attorney to attack that evidence or to offer different evidence that undermines the case. For example, the prosecution may say they have a video of you robbing a victim, but if you have photographs of yourself taken at the same time with friends, you could show that you weren’t present and undermine their case completely.

Your attorney will talk to you about the evidence that is available in your case and work with you to find the best ways to defend your rights.