How much time can you get for a first offence robbery charge and can you avoid jail time with no money for a lawyer? 16 Answers as of February 27, 2013

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William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
Ultimately, sentencing depends on whether you are found guilty, the seriousness of the offense, your prior record, mitigation, allocution, and the judge.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 2/27/2013
Law office of Robert D. Scott | Robert Scott
5 years or more incarceration.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 2/24/2013
Hammerschmidt Broughton Law
Hammerschmidt Broughton Law | Mark A. Broughton
The maximum term for a robbery is 5 years in state prison. There are robberies, and there are robberies. Although it is a violent felony (strike offense), probation is still an option for the judge, depending on the circumstances of the case. What you WILL get if convicted is something I cannot answer without much more information.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/20/2013
Theodore W. Robinson, P.C.
Theodore W. Robinson, P.C. | Theodore W. Robinson
It depends upon the type of robbery charge it is and a number of other variables. If a gun or other weapon was used and whether any injury occurred, both play into the outcome. As for not having enough money for an attorney, the Court will usually give you Legal Aide or an 18B Assigned attorney and they'll both be competent. But it would likely be better if you hired your own attorney since you usually get what you pay for in life.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/20/2013
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
You could get probation, 6 months, a year, or a long prison term. It all depends on the facts and circumstances of the case and who your lawyer is. If you use a weapon it is much more serious. If it is a loaded gun you are likely going to prison.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/20/2013
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    In Michigan, armed robbery is a crime that carries mandatory prison. There is no probation and you can get up to life in prison for it depending on the circumstances. You cant afford not to get a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/20/2013
    Rizio & Nelson
    Rizio & Nelson | John W. Bussman
    Thats a simple question with a very, very complicated answer. It's impossible for me to guess whether or not you'll be convicted since I know nothing about your specific case. If you are convicted, I have no idea how much time you'll get. Again, I dont know any of the facts for your case. Robbery carries a maximum penalty of 6 years in prison, but that number goes way up if there were any "aggravating factors"
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/20/2013
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    If you lack the resources, a public defender can be assigned to you.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 2/20/2013
    Law Office of Richard Williams
    Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
    If the offense is a robbery first, in Alabama you could be facing not less than 10 nor more than 99 years or life. If a weapon was involved the minimum penalty is 20 years.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 2/20/2013
    Law Office of Jared C. Winter
    Law Office of Jared C. Winter | Jared C. Winter
    You can get up to 6 years for 1st degree and up to 5 years for 2nd degree robbery. No one can answer you question about what types of settlements are possible because that depends on the facts, the strength of the evidence, the DA, and the judge. If you cant afford to hire a lawyer, one will be appointed by the court.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/20/2013
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    It depends on what kind of robbery it is armed robbery, unarmed robbery, larceny. More information is needed. If he doesnt have money for a lawyer he may qualify for a court-appointed lawyer at no cost or reduced cost.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/20/2013
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    If simple robbery, without a weapon or exhibiting a phony weapon, is 3-7 years in prison. If armed robbery, you face a mandatory 6 year minimum prison term. If simple robbery, you could get probation. Ask for a public defender if you are indigent, do NOT try and handle this on your own.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 2/20/2013
    Patrick Earl Attorney
    Patrick Earl Attorney | Patrick Owen Earl
    You need an attorney so either ask for a public defender or hire an attorney for sure in order have a chance of not doing jail
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 2/20/2013
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    Not likely to avoid jail without a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 2/20/2013
    Henry Lebensbaum | Henry Lebensbaum
    Can get court appointed lawyer
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 2/20/2013
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    Cannot imagine how you would avoid jail on a robbery charge.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 2/20/2013
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