Robbery Charges in Quincy
Massachusetts Penalties for Robbery
There are two types of robbery under Massachusetts state law: robbery by
unarmed person, and armed robbery. The first of these is defined in
MGL §265.19(b) as taking property from an individual's person or from their control
using force, or threat of force or violence.
MGL § 265.17 defines armed robbery as the same, except the offender is armed with a
dangerous weapon. Robbery is
theft crime punishable by a prison sentence of any term of years up to life. For armed
robbery with a firearm, shotgun, rifle, machine gun, or assault weapon,
the sentence is a minimum of 15 years to life.
With such harsh penalties involved, you cannot afford to retain an incompetent
Quincy criminal defense attorney if you've been charged with robbery.
It is vital that you hire a lawyer with the experience and aggression
to obtain a dismissal or reduction of your charges in order to avoid the
consequences of a conviction. Robbery convictions not only land you in
prison, but permanently damage your criminal record so that future employers
will be hesitant to hire you. Even your friends and family may lose their
trust in you. After being arrested for alleged robbery, take immediate
action in your defense by retaining an attorney from Flanagan & Associates.
Criminal Lawyer Serving Weymouth
Attorney Dave Flanagan prides himself on providing the highest quality
client service available. He will go out of his way to care for each client
and obtain the results they need.
Contact our firm today if to learn how we can aggressively fight your robbery charges and defend
you from the harsh penalties and consequences involved. Attorney Flanagan
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