Have You Been Arrested on a Rhode Island Criminal Robbery Charge?
As a former cop, John R. Grasso knows how to look for the evidence, and the defense – in several types of robbery or theft cases.
John R. Grasso is notorious for successfully defending those accused of robbery. Contact The Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso now.
Definition of Robbery:
Rhode Island Code Chapter 11-39-1 defines Robbery as intentionally stealing from another through force, violence or threat.
Robbery carries some of the highest fines, when compared to other forms of criminal offenses.
The Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso won’t rob you of the best outcome for your case. We’ll make sure all defenses are analyzed – to reduce or dismiss charges you may be facing.
What’s more, robbery can also carry life sentences when aggravating factors are presented. A complex case deserves a multifaceted lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of John R. Grasso now.
What Are the Consequences of Rhode Island Robbery Charges?
Robbery can be further subcategorized into first degree robbery and second degree robbery, which is explained below:
First Degree Robbery
First degree robbery comes with aggravating factors which distinguishes it from other forms of robbery. These factors include:
- That a victim/s was/were injured
- A dangerous weapon was used at the time of the robbery
- The victim/s included a senior or someone who was physically impaired
First-Degree Robbery is punishable in Rhode Island by:
- Life imprisonment, or no less than 10 years in prison, and/or
- Up to $15,000 in fines
Second Degree Robbery
Second degree robbery is when the robbery happens through force or threat, without the aggravating factors discussed above.
Second-Degree Robbery is punishable in Rhode Island by:
- Up to 30 years in prison, or no less than 5 years, and/or
- Up to $10,000 in fines
A senior is described in this section as someone who is over the age of 60.
What happens when the property or item of value is a vehicle? Vehicle robbery that involves force, threat or violence in the presence of an owner, renter or occupant, falls under this title code. The penalties are the same as first degree or second degree robbery, based on whether aggravating factors were present at the time.
Contact an Aggressive Robbery Defense Attorney in Rhode Island
Attorney John R. Grasso is aggressive in the courtroom, and approachable in office. He will look beyond the prosecutions ‘evidence’ to uncover detailed defenses – and ultimately help to win your robbery case.
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