Bentonville Robbery Attorney
Defending Those Who Have Been Arrested for Robbery in Arkansas
Robbery is a serious felony offense that is punishable by prison time and large fines. If you are convicted of robbery, you could lose your freedom and your right to own firearms. At Cody W. Dowden, Attorney at Law, our Bentonville robbery lawyer is ready to fight the state's accusations against you and to protect your freedom and future.
Call Cody W. Dowden, Attorney at Law, today at (479) 777-0640 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our robbery lawyer in Bentonville.
What is Robbery?
Robbery is a serious criminal offense in Arkansas. It is defined as taking or attempting to take another person's property or money by force, intimidation, or threat of violence. This crime is considered a felony, and the penalties for a conviction can be severe.
Robbery involves not only theft but also the use or threat of force. This key distinction distinguishes it from other theft-related crimes, such as burglary or shoplifting. The elements of robbery in Arkansas include:
- Taking Property: The defendant must have taken property or money belonging to another person or entity.
- Use of Force or Threat: The defendant must have used physical force or threatened to use force to compel the victim to comply.
- Intent to Steal: The defendant must have intended to deprive the victim of their property.
What are the Penalties for Robbery in Arkansas?
Robbery is classified into two main categories in Arkansas: aggravated robbery and robbery. The penalties for each category are as follows:
Robbery: Robbery is a Class B felony in Arkansas. If convicted, you may face:
- Prison Sentence: A prison sentence ranging from 5 to 20 years.
- Fines: Fines of up to $15,000.
- Restitution: You may be required to pay restitution to the victim for any damages or losses they suffered as a result of the robbery.
Aggravated Robbery: Aggravated robbery is a more serious offense and is considered a class Y felony. It involves using a deadly weapon during the commission of the robbery. Penalties for aggravated robbery include:
- Prison Sentence: A prison sentence ranging from 10 to 40 years or life imprisonment.
- Fines: Fines of up to $15,000.
- Restitution: You may be required to pay restitution to the victim.
Defenses Against Robbery Charges
Some common defenses against robbery charges may include:
- Lack of Intent: If it can be shown that you did not intend to permanently deprive the victim of their property, this could be a viable defense.
- Mistaken Identity: If evidence supports that you were not the perpetrator or the victim misidentified you, this can be used as a defense.
- Alibi: Providing a credible alibi that places you at a different location during the time of the robbery can be a powerful defense.
- Use of Force in Self-Defense: This may be a valid defense if you used force in self-defense or to protect another person.
- Illegal Search and Seizure: If evidence was obtained unlawfully, it may be possible to have it suppressed in court.
Over the years, Cody W. Dowden has represented thousands of clients. He provides honest and straightforward representation to ensure that he works towards the best outcome in your case. Call (479) 777-0640 to learn more.
Don't wait to seek legal representation if you are facing robbery charges in Arkansas. Your future and freedom are at stake, and you need our Bentonville robbery attorney to protect your rights and provide you with the strongest defense possible. We will listen to your side of the story, assess your case, and build a defense strategy tailored to your unique circumstances. Don't face robbery charges alone—let us be your advocate in the legal system.
Contact Cody W. Dowden, Attorney at Law, today to get started with our Bentonville robbery attorney.
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