Raleigh Armed Robbery Attorney (NCGS § 14-87)
If you are accused of armed robbery, you are facing a significant prison term and other criminal consequences if you are convicted. Depending on your record, you could be sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for an armed robbery in North Carolina.
At Roberts Law Group, PLLC, we have built a reputation for achieving successful results in difficult cases and we are here to fight for your future. We handle robbery defense throughout North Carolina and have an office conveniently located here in Raleigh for those facing armed robbery charges in the Wake County area. For a free consultation, contact our law office online today or at 877-880-5753.
Aggressive Raleigh Theft Defense Attorneys
Armed robbery is considered a violent felony in North Carolina. It involves:
- The taking or attempted taking of the property of another
- By use of force, display of force or threat of force
Simply possessing a weapon during a robbery, without using it, may mean that you will face armed robbery charges rather than common law robbery charges. Both are felony criminal offenses: an armed robbery is punished as a Class D offense and robbery without a weapon is punished as a Class G felony offense. In some cases, your criminal defense strategy may involve a plea to common law robbery if armed robbery if you have been charged with armed robbery. In other cases, it may be appropriate to seek dismissal of the violent theft offense or to fight the charges at trial.
Our firm’s founding attorney, Patrick Roberts, is a former Assistant District Attorney in three North Carolina counties. We rely on that experience to help you understand the criminal process and to advocate for you in discussions with the prosecutor. We will fight aggressively to protect your freedom following an armed robbery charge.
Call Roberts Law Group Today To Talk To A Raleigh Defense Lawyer
Our North Carolina armed robbery attorneys handle cases throughout North Carolina. From our office in Raleigh, we handle state and federal criminal charges in Wake County, Durham County and the surrounding areas. We can help – Contact our law firm today or call the firm at 877-880-5753.
State v. B.S.: Not Guilty Verdict in First Degree Murder Case.
In this case, our client was charged with First Degree Murder in connection with a “drive by” shooting that occurred in Charlotte, NC. The State’s evidence included GPS ankle monitoring data linking our client was at the scene of the crime and evidence that our client confessed to an inmate while in jail. Nonetheless, we convinced a jury to unanimously find our client Not Guilty. He was released from jail the same day.
State v. S.G.: First Degree Murder Charge Dismissed.
Our client was charged with First Degree for the shooting death related to an alleged breaking and entering. The State’s evidence included a co-defendant alleging that our client was the shooter. After conducting a thorough investigation with the use of a private investigator, we persuaded the State to dismiss entirely the case against our client.
State v. B.D.: First Degree Murder Charged Dismissed.
After conducting an investigation and communicating with prosecutor about the facts and circumstances indicating that our client acted in self-defense, the case was dismissed and deemed a justifiable homicide.
State v. I.R.: Reduction from First Degree Murder to Involuntary Manslaughter and Concealment of Death.
Our client was charged with the First Degree Murder of a young lady by drug overdose. After investigating the decedent’s background and hiring a preeminent expert toxicologist to fight the State’s theory of death, we were able to negotiate this case down from Life in prison to 5 years in prison, with credit for time served.
State v. J.G.:
Our client was charged with First Degree Murder related to a “drug deal gone bad.” After engaging the services of a private investigator and noting issues with the State’s case, we were able to negotiate a plea for our client that avoided a Life sentence and required him to serve only 12 years.