Experienced California Theft and Robbery Lawyer

Charges of theft or armed robbery should always be taken seriously since the consequences of a conviction are so severe. Long term loss of freedom, permanent criminal record, and probation are just a few of the many penalties associated with theft and armed robbery charges. Because of the often violent nature of such crimes, prosecutors are notoriously aggressive in their attempts to secure convictions in theft or armed robbery cases.

What is Theft and Armed Robbery?

Robbery is a type of theft distinguished by the use of force, intimidation, and/or violence to seize someone else’s property. Armed robbery refers to a specific type of robbery that involves the use of a weapon, a replica of a weapon, or the pretense of having a weapon.

An armed robbery charge is one of the most serious charges an individual can face and may be filed in conjunction with illegal possession and/or assault with a deadly weapon charges.

A conviction on charges of theft or armed robbery often results in severe consequences, including:

  • Lengthy prison sentence
  • Probation/parole
  • Fines
  • Restitution to the victims
  • Mandatory counseling
  • And More

The consequences an individual may face will depend on a number of factors such as prior convictions, parole/probation status, and other circumstances surrounding the case. The Law Office of James M. Bishop is here to help you.