Arizona statutes define robbery as taking another’s property by using or by threatening the use of force (Ariz. Rev. Stat. §13-1902). There are several types of robbery charges: aggravated robbery (robbery by more than one person), armed robbery (robbery with a real, implied or simulated weapon) and standard robbery. These are all felonies and conviction on any of these charges can mean prison time for a minimum of one year up to a maximum of several decades, depending on the defendant’s record and the nature of the robbery.
Certified and Experienced Phoenix Robbery Lawyer
At my Phoenix/Scottsdale law firm, the Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC, I defend clients against all types of robbery charges. Practicing criminal law in the Phoenix area since 1989, I am also certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. This combination of knowledge and experience gives me that ability to build strong cases for clients charged with robbery and other types of violent theft. My record of success includes acquittals, reduced charges and dismissals of all types of violent and dangerous crime cases.
Robbery Law Firm in Phoenix
There are a number of defenses that can be used to fight robbery charges. I examine the case thoroughly to determine the course of action that best fits the client’s situation. Common defenses include:
- Relationship between victim and defendant
- Alleged weapon not actually used in a threatening manner
- Miranda warnings not properly given by police
- Illegal arrest or detainer
- Search warrant not executed properly or otherwise unlawful search
- Evidence not preserved correctly
- Police reports not accurate
Because I am a former Maricopa County deputy prosecutor, I know the prosecutor’s tactics and know how to effectively defend the charges.
Contact Phoenix Robbery Defense Attorney
For a vigorous defense against any robbery charge, contact the Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC.
Call 602-957-3300 or contact me online for an initial consultation to discuss your criminal law matter.