Robbery Lawyer Bucks County
Being charged with crimes like theft or robbery can result in serious consequences – and that’s only considering the formal criminal consequences. Aside from penalties like fines, a prison sentence and other penalties, crimes of that contain an element of dishonesty – like theft and robbery – can cause significant damage to your reputation and standing in your community.
Young, Kline & Associates aggressively defended those charged with serious crimes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Collectively, our lawyer have handled more 10,000 cases over the course of three decades. Furthermore, with two former prosecutors and a former senior deputy district attorney on staff, our firm can provide insight into the criminal process and prepare a strategic defense for you.
How is Theft Defined in Pennsylvania?
While the common law offense is typically termed larceny, the Pennsylvania Crime Code define this crime as theft. Theft in Pennsylvania can include:
- Theft by deception – Theft by deception occurs when a person misleads or tricks another to withhold the deceived individual’s lawfully held property.
- Theft of services – Theft of services occurs when a person obtains a service of value – as opposed to goods – without lawfully compensating the provider of the service or services.
- Theft by extortion – If a person intentionally obtains the property of another by committing another criminal offense, accusing another of committing a criminal offense, attempt to embarrass a person by revealing confidential information, or through other means theft by extortion may be charged.
Defenses to theft charges include lack of intent, duress, consent, entrapment, and duress.
What are the laws Regarding Robbery in Pennsylvania?
The crime of robbery is defined in Chapter 37, Section 3701 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. Robbery is a more serious crime than theft because it requires the elements of the crime of theft plus the additional element of violence. Robbery can be charged when during the course of a theft an individual:
- Inflicts serious bodily injury to another person
- Threatens another person
- Intentionally puts the other person in fear of bodily harm
- Commits a first or second-degree felony
- Threatens to commit a first or second-degree felony
- Takes or removes another’s property by use of physical force – even slight force
- Demands, in writing or orally, that a bank, or other financial institution, employee surrender money and removes it without permission.
The offense of robbery of a motor vehicle is defined in Section 3702. It is considered a first degree felony. Theft of a motor vehicle occurs when an individual steals a car, truck or other vehicle from the lawful owner or another person lawfully possessing the vehicle.
What are the Potential Penalties for Robbery?
Robbery can carry extremely harsh consequences in Pennsylvania. While the exact sentence will depend on the particular circumstances surrounding your arrest, all robbery convictions carry prison sentences and fines. A first degree conviction for robbery can carry a 20 year prison sentence and a fine of up to $25,000. A second degree conviction could result in a 10 year prison sentence. Finally a third degree felony conviction could result in the imposition of a 5 years sentence.
Our Bucks County Burglary and Theft Defense Lawyers Can Help
If you have been charged with a serious crime in Bucks County, an experience Young, Kline & Associates attorney can stand-up for you and protect your rights. To schedule your free and confidential initial consultation, call us at (609) 755-3115 in New Jersey or (215) 701-6519 in Pennsylvania or contact us online.
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Commonwealth v. "H" (DUI case)
Client was charged with three separate DUI cases calling for mandatory minimum imprisonment of 90 days on each case. Client was advised to seek immediate intensive alcohol counseling. Client was sentenced to 1 year of house arrest after serving 3 days in the county prison.
Commonwealth v. "C" (Felony drug/Firearms case)
Client was charged with felony Delivery of drugs and illegal gun possession and was facing a mandatory 3-6 year prison sentence in the State prison system. Client was sentenced to one year of house arrest.
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Client was charged with simple assault, domestic. After a hearing where evidence and testimony was presented, the entire case was dismissed by Judge Leonard Brown.
State of New Jersey v. "H"
Charges for young man charged with second degree aggravated assault were downgraded to third degree and he was accepted into the County Pretrial Intervention program with charges to be dismissed and record expunged after one year of misconduct free behavior.
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