Phoenix Armed Robbery Lawyer
Armed robbery is among the most serious of theft crimes. Somebody commits ordinary robbery when they use violence or the threat of violence to take property from another person. The state elevates this charge to armed robbery when the person uses a weapon to commit the robbery. Armed robberies are punished more severely than most theft crimes, not only because they involve a weapon, but also because they are a victim’s crime. That is to say that those who commit an armed robbery personally confront their victims and take the property by means of aggressive force.
Arizona defendants accused of committing armed robbery face serious consequences. Armed robbery is a felony charge that almost always carries jail or prison time. Those charged with armed robbery in Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale or Tempe should recruit a Mesa armed robbery attorney to help them prepare their defense.