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Santa Barbara Robbery Lawyer

Experienced Defense Against Robbery Charges in California  

In the realm of criminal defense, the legal team at Sanford Horowitz understands the gravity of robbery charges. We recognize that being accused of robbery is a serious matter with life-altering consequences. If you or someone you know is facing such allegations, it is crucial to seek the counsel of an experienced Santa Barbara robbery lawyer. Our team is dedicated to providing robust defense strategies to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Call Sanford Horowitz Criminal Defense today at (805) 749-5670 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our robbery attorney in Santa Barbara!

What is Robbery?

Robbery is a criminal offense that involves the use of force, fear, or intimidation to take another person's property directly from their possession. This crime is distinct from theft, as it includes an element of violence or the threat of violence. In California, robbery is covered under Penal Code Section 211 and is considered a serious felony.

What are the Penalties for Robbery in California?

If convicted of robbery in California, individuals may face severe consequences. The penalties are contingent on various factors, such as the use of weapons, injuries sustained by victims, and the value of the stolen property. The Sanford Horowitz Criminal Defense legal team is well-versed in the nuances of California robbery law and can provide strategic defense tailored to your specific case. Penalties for robbery may include:

  • Imprisonment: Robbery convictions often lead to significant prison sentences, the duration of which depends on the circumstances of the crime.
  • Fines: The court may impose fines as part of the sentencing, the amount of which can vary based on the severity of the offense.
  • Restitution: Convicted individuals may be required to compensate victims for any losses suffered during the robbery.
  • Strike on Criminal Record: Robbery is considered a "strike" offense in California, and a conviction may have long-lasting implications on future criminal charges.
  • Parole or Probation: Individuals may sometimes be sentenced to probation or parole with strict conditions.

Defenses Against Robbery Charges

The legal team at Sanford Horowitz Criminal Defense is committed to exploring every possible defense strategy to challenge robbery charges. It's important to remember that being accused does not equate to guilt, and we will vigorously advocate for your rights. Some defenses against California robbery charges may include the following:

  • Mistaken Identity: Challenging the accuracy of eyewitness identifications or presenting evidence pointing to a mistaken identity case.
  • Lack of Intent: Demonstrating that there was no intent to commit robbery, perhaps due to a misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the events.
  • False Accusations: Investigating and presenting evidence that the accusations against you are false or motivated by ulterior motives.
  • Insufficient Evidence: Contesting the prosecution's case by highlighting gaps or inconsistencies in the evidence.
  • Violation of Rights: Examining whether law enforcement violated your constitutional rights during the investigation or arrest. 

Contact Our Santa Barbara Robbery Attorney Today

In the face of robbery charges, securing skilled legal representation is paramount. The consequences of a conviction are severe, and the legal team at Sanford Horowitz Criminal Defense is here to help navigate the complexities of your case. We understand the intricacies of California robbery law and will employ strategic defenses to challenge the charges against you. Our commitment is safeguarding your rights and working towards the best possible outcome for your situation.

Contact Sanford Horowitz Criminal Defense today to schedule a meeting with our robbery lawyer in Santa Barbara!

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