Police and prosecutors will begin to gather evidence against you as soon as you are arrested for robbery or any other crime. To level the playing field, you need an accomplished defense attorney working for you and building a strong case on your behalf. When you contact The Law Office of Ernest J. Bauer, Jr., I start working on your case right away. I know that there are many resources being devoted to obtaining a conviction against you, so I work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected.
I am a Covington robbery defense attorney who believes that the best defense is a proactive defense. I begin negotiating with prosecutors early in your case in an effort to achieve a swift, favorable resolution. I do everything I can to have the charges against you dismissed, and if that is not possible, I pursue all possible options for having the charges and potential sentences reduced.
If you are accused of robbery or another violent crime, it is vital to have a lawyer by your side when the police question you. Exercise your right to remain silent and do not speak to police or prosecutors without first calling me at 504-610-5645.
What Is Robbery?
In Louisiana, robbery takes on many different forms. However, all robbery charges require the taking of property from another person through force or intimidation. Specific forms of robbery include:
- Simple robbery: Robbery without the use of a dangerous weapon can result in up to $3,000 in fines and up to seven years in prison.
- Armed robbery: If armed with a dangerous weapon while you are alleged to have robbed someone, you face a minimum of 10 years, and up to 99 years, in prison without the possibility of parole or probation.
- Attempted arm robbery: Attempting to rob someone, even if unsuccessful, can result in amplified sentences if a weapon was involved.
Robbery is related to the crime of carjacking, which also involves the taking of property from another person. The primary difference is that Louisiana law specifically defines the property as a motor vehicle. The penalties are still exceptionally severe, and you face up to 20 years of prison time if convicted.
Contact A Slidell Felony Criminal Defense Attorney
Call 504-610-5645 to contact me and arrange a free consultation.