Huntington Beach Robbery Attorney
Huntington Beach may be famous as “Surf City” and people don’t think of the area as being particularly dangerous, but there were 109 instances of robbery in 2010 and that number is expected to go up to 130 in 2012. The Huntington Beach robbery attorney at the Johnson Criminal Law Group knows that crimes, and accusations of crimes, can occur anywhere, so it is best to be informed about the law and your options.
Robbery is a theft crime, but the key to robbery, as opposed to other theft crimes, is that it is stealing something from another person’s person. This is what makes it a more serious crime, because there is generally more fear and danger involved in a crime against another’s person.
California Penal Code section 211 deals with robbery and outlines five requirements to be proved for this crime. First, “felonious taking”, which means taking someone else’s property away with the intention of keeping it from the owner. Second, the taken property is in the possession of another person. Third, as mentioned above, the taking must be from the person or his or her immediate presence. Fourth, the taking must be against the owner’s will. And fifth, it must be taken through force or fear. When these are met, unlike with petty or grand theft, the value of the taken item does not matter.
Our Huntington Beach robbery attorney can provide an experienced California criminal defense lawyer who knows how to obtain the best outcome for clients defending a robbery claim. Robbery is a felony offense and can have serious penalties, including time behind bars, so if arrested you need to understand your situation. Call the Law Office of Lauren K. Johnson for a free initial consultation today at (949) 622-5522.