Committed Michigan Lawyers Build a Strong Defense for Robbery Suspects

Established Detroit law firm represents clients charged with property crimes

Robbery is a property crime that also involves an element of violence, even if the defendant is unarmed.. There are several possible robbery charges, which carry legal penalties that range from 15 years to life behind bars. At Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan, we have more than 30 years of experience defending people accused of robbery and other serious crimes. Our law firm in downtown Detroit will aggressively challenge the case against you and pursue the best possible outcome.

Proven law firm defends those accused of armed or unarmed robbery

To be convicted of robbery, a person must be found guilty of committing a larceny or theft while using force or the threat of violence. The most common form of the crime is armed robbery, which occurs when the defendant does any of the following:

  • Possesses a dangerous weapon
  • Uses any item in a manner that leads the victim to believe the item is a dangerous weapon
  • Informs the victim that they possess a weapon

Armed robbery can be charged even if the weapon does not exist. The crime is punishable by imprisonment of 15 years to life.

A robbery charge may be also be filed against an individual who takes property violently without possessing or indicating possession of a weapon. Unarmed robbery can take the form of purse snatching, carjacking or physically assaulting another person to take their property. A conviction can carry a prison sentence of up to 15 years.

When the stakes are this high, you need an attorney who has represented clients facing similar charges. We will identify the most effective defense strategy for your case, which may include mistaken identity, duress or entrapment. You can trust in the fact that we never back down from taking on tough cases.

Skilled defense attorneys take on carjacking charges

Carjacking is the larceny of a motor vehicle with the use of force, violence, or the threat of force or violence. It differs from grand theft auto in that a carjacker forces the occupants out of the vehicle in order to steal it. In contrast, grand theft auto is the larceny of an unoccupied vehicle. Like armed robbery, a conviction of carjacking may lead to a life sentence.

At Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan, our legal team is skilled at sorting through the facts of cases to identify weak or questionable evidence. We will employ all possible legal strategies to protect your freedom and reputation.

Contact an experienced Michigan defense attorney for a robbery charge

If you have been accused of robbery or another theft crime, the legal team at Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan is prepared to uphold your rights. Our main office is located in the Guardian Building in downtown Detroit but we are also available to meet you in Taylor, Southfield and Royal Oak. For a free consultation, please call 313-329-5847 or contact us online.