Armed Robbery

Armed Robbery Defense

Challenge Your Case with Phoenix Theft Crime Lawyers

Saying you'll go to trial - and not bluffing about it - can be everything in a criminal case, especially one involving theft crime charges. It's because trial might be necessary in order to make the government prove its case, to make it show that the case against you might not be as strong as the government says it is.

In short, even though you are innocent till proven guilty, you still need to defend your innocence if you've been arrested and charged with armed robbery. And to do that, you will need a defense lawyer who doesn't bluff when it comes to trial.

As former prosecutors, our lawyers of Suzuki Law Offices don't bluff. We explore every opportunity to get charges dismissed while preparing to make your case before a judge and jury. We defend people in Phoenix and throughout Arizona on armed robbery charges.

What is Considered Armed Robbery?

According to Arizona law, armed robbery is defined as an act where a person uses or threatens the use of a weapon, such as a gun or knife, while committing an act of robbery. For an act to be charged as armed robbery, the government will look at several factors.

Some important questions pertaining to your case are:

  • Does the government say you were armed with a deadly weapon (like a loaded handgun) or a simulated deadly weapon (like a replica or fake gun)?
  • Does the government accuse you of using or threatening to use a deadly weapon (like a gun), a dangerous instrument (like a knife or a baseball bat), or a fake deadly weapon?

Any way you slice it, the law says it's armed robbery even if the gun wasn't loaded, even if the gun was never drawn or pointed at anyone. A finger pointed through a pocket can be made into armed robbery if the alleged victim thought it was a weapon.

Penalties for Armed Robbery

Armed robbery is considered a class 2 felony with a mandatory prison sentence of at least 7 years up to 21 years if convicted, along with fines ranging from $750 to $150,000. If this is a repeat offense, you could be looking at longer prison time.

Phoenix Lawyers Who Know What's at Stake

If you are facing an armed robbery charge, go with a law firm that's just as ready to take your case to trial as the government is. We are based in Phoenix and represent clients in Maricopa County and throughout Arizona.

Call (602) 842-6762 or contact Suzuki Law Offices to arrange a free consultation.

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