If you've been arrested and are now facing the criminal implications of an armed robbery charge, you should immediately consult with an Atlanta criminal defense attorney at Sailers & Associates. According to §16-8-40 of the 2010 Georgia Code, an alleged action is considered armed robbery should the defendant take another's property either directly off their person or within their immediate presence by either using:
- Physical force;
- Threats so the victim assumes force is imminent; or
- Speed so that the victim has no time to react
Under §16-8-41, this can be elevated to armed robbery should the defendant in the commission of the crime use either an actual weapon or a replica of a weapon so as to appear as though they are using a weapon. A replica will carry with it lesser penalties, but is by no means a mild crime. Penalties associated with armed robbery are quite severe. Should a defendant be convicted, he or she will face consequences such as decades of imprisonment to life in prison, possibly even the death penalty.
You need a criminal defender on your side!
Have you been criminally charged with armed robbery? If this is the case, you do not have a moment to lose. These criminal charges are severe can impact all areas of your life. You need to be confident that you are doing everything possible to not only protect your current legal rights, but also to defend your future. An armed robbery conviction will require you to serve years or possibly the rest of your life in prison, so you cannot take such charges lightly. If you are seeking to lessen the charges against you or avoid penalties altogether, you need the support of a reputable attorney who can uphold your rights to the fullest extent of the law. A knowledgeable attorney can defend your interests in court and increase your chances of avoiding a conviction.
At Sailers & Associates, you can be confident knowing that Attorney Sailers is fully invested in your future. No matter what your individual situation may be, an experienced lawyer will be able to assist you. Once the details of your case are gathered, your attorney will work with you to prepare a solid defense and raise the chances of you receiving a favorable case outcome. We are committed to providing the highest quality representation for individuals accused of a violent crime such as armed robbery. When you work with our firm, you will have reputable legal counsel by your side each step of the way. If you need competent, compassionate representation for a criminal charge, contact an Atlanta theft crime lawyer from Sailers & Associates as soon as you can.