Los Angeles Robbery Defense Lawyer
Experienced Criminal Legal Help When You Need It Most!
Robbery is considered a felony and is charged in California under Penal Code Section 211. A robbery conviction carries serious penalties. This crime is also considered a “strike” under California’s “Three Strikes” Law, which means that a conviction may result in even harsher penalties or be used to increase future sentences.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a robbery, you need an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer to fight for you. For over fifteen years, Simon M. Aval has been representing people accused of robbery and other criminal charges in Southern California. His experience and knowledge can help you get the legal protection you need.
Robbery: Defined Under California Law
California Penal Code Section 211 defines robbery as the illegal taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his or her person or immediate presence, and against his or her will, accomplished by means of force or fear. In order to be convicted of robbery under PC 211, a California prosecutor must prove: 1) You took another person’s property that was in that person’s possession and immediate presence 2) Against that person’s will 3) By force or fear; and 4) With the intent to permanently deprive the owner of its use. There are two degrees of robbery under PC 211, depending upon the circumstances surrounding the commission of the offense:
- First degree robbery generally applies to circumstances where the robbery occurs within an inhabited dwelling, such as a house or a hotel room.
- Second degree robbery is any other offense that is not considered first degree robbery. If you are facing charges for robbery, it is imperative that you consult the best Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer to help you protect your legal rights. Experienced criminal defense attorney Simon Aval will work tirelessly to prepare your criminal defense case and explore every opportunity to ensure that your rights are protected.
Defenses to a Charge of Robbery
Just because you are facing charges of robbery, it does not mean that you will automatically be convicted. There are a number of defenses that Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Simon Aval can raise on your behalf. A good attorney can argue that you did not take the property, you did not use force or fear to obtain the property, you were the rightful owner of the property, or that you did not intend to permanently deprive the owner of his or her property.
Contact a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you or a loved one is facing a California robbery charge, you should consult an attorney that has experience in the field of Criminal Law, is someone you can trust, and is someone who has proven to be effective. Criminal defense lawyer Simon M. Aval is prepared to fight for you. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Simon M. Aval, please call (800) 209-9808 or complete our online form. Mr. Aval is a Certified Specialist in criminal law by the state bar of California.