Westminster Robbery Defense Lawyer
Committing a robbery in the City of Westminster can carry very stiff penalties. That’s why you’ll need a successful and reputable Orange County criminal defense attorney like Lauren K. Johnson to defend your case.
Robbery involves the use force, or threat of force, and a conviction of robbery is always a felony; however, the length of the sentence depends on whether you are convicted of robbery in the first degree, or the second degree.
Westminster robbery defense attorney Lauren K. Johnson knows that first degree robbery is the most serious of the robbery offenses, and carries the longest prison sentences. This includes robberies involving drivers or passengers of commercial vehicles, inhabited homes, and people either using, or just finished using, automated teller machines (ATM).
Second degree robbery takes place under any circumstance that doesn't rise to the level of first degree robbery, but if convicted, could still require serving several years in prison. Furthermore, if you rob more than one person, you can be punished for multiple counts of robbery, even if there is only the taking of one item.
Sentencing may also be increased with “enhancements.” This could be applied when there is great bodily harm to a victim, street gang involvement, or simply using a gun. In fact, firing a gun could tack twenty additional years onto a robbery sentence.
Orange County robbery defense lawyer Lauren K. Johnson also knows there are a number of crimes that frequently get committed in connection with robbery. Some of these might include carjacking, auto theft, burglary, false imprisonment, kidnapping, extortion, assault and battery.
If you’ve been charged with robbery, or a related offense, call the Johnson Criminal Law Group today at (949) 622-5522. She has successfully earned a reputation in Westminster as a lawyer with the experience that gets results.