Orlando Robbery Lawyer
Were You Accused of Robbery in Orange County or Seminole County?
Robbery is a form of theft that uses force, violence, assault or fear to take another person’s money or property with the intent to deprive the person or owner of such money or property permanently or temporarily. If your alleged offense involved the possession of a firearm or other deadly weapon, then you will get a first-degree felony charge punishable by 30 years to life in prison and/or $10,000 fines. If a firearm or other deadly weapon was not involved in the reported robbery, then it is a second-degree felony offense punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or $10,000 fines.
Don’t let this happen to you. Fight your charges with the help of our trusted Orlando robbery lawyer.
Attorney Carrie Rentz is a former prosecutor backed by 15+ years of experience. Using her key knowledge and insights, our Orlando robbery attorney can leverage the necessary resources to devise a relentless defense strategy on your behalf. For tough charges like robbery, you need a tough lawyer who won’t settle for less than what you deserve.
To discuss your situation, contact The Law Office of Carrie L. Rentz, P.A. at (407) 995-6735 today!
Understanding Your Robbery Charges
Robbery is a violent theft crime that carries harsher penalties than other types of theft. If you are accused of armed robbery, which is an aggravated offense due to the involvement of a weapon or firearm, then you will suffer harsher repercussions than you would for an unarmed robbery. As mentioned above, your charge can increase from a second-degree to a first-degree felony solely because of the possession of a deadly weapon.
Whether or not your alleged robbery crime involved a deadly weapon, the prosecution will immediately treat you as if you are guilty, rather than innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, they tend to forget or dismiss the fact that all defendants must be presumed innocent. During her time as a prosecutor, our Orlando robbery lawyer witnessed firsthand the scare and intimidation tactics that some prosecutors use on defendants, which is why Attorney Carrie Rentz will ensure you receive full protection under the law and scrutinize every detail of the prosecution’s case against you.
You must also understand that the victim must be present during a robbery, otherwise the offense may be charged as another type of theft such as burglary. Our Orlando robbery lawyer can explain your charges in further detail during your initial consultation. For clarity, the following instances are examples of robbery:
- Yanking a purse from someone
- Pointing a gun at someone while demanding them to hand over their wallet
- Assaulting a person in order to obtain their money
- Pressing an object at a person’s back, giving them the impression that it’s a gun, while grabbing money from their pockets
Defenses to Robbery
Depending on the circumstances of your alleged offense, Attorney Carrie Rentz may build your case strategy using the following defenses:
- Lack of evidence
- Claim of ownership
- Lack of intention
Retain our Orlando Robbery Attorney Today!
Although you may feel overwhelmed by your sensitive situation, it’s important to act fast and hire an experienced lawyer right away so they can begin working on your defense. When you put The Law Office of Carrie L. Rentz, P.A. in your corner, you will feel some peace of mind knowing that our Orlando robbery attorney will excel in her role as your legal advocate, representative and confidant.
Don’t wait any longer to call (407) 995-6735 and get started on your defense! We proudly serve clients in Orange County and Seminole County.