Santa Barbara Robbery Lawyers
Experienced, Successful & Trustworthy Legal Representation
California law defines robbery as the taking of property from another individual
through the use of force or fear. What sets this crime apart from burglary
is that robbery involves the intentional use of a weapon or other means
of intimidation towards a victim during the
If you have been arrested for robbery in California, our
Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyer is ready to help you fight these charges for you. We can conduct
an extensive investigation into your case in order to develop the aggressive
and personalized defense strategy you need to achieve the outcome you desire.
In California, there are two types of robbery: first degree and second
degree. In order to be convicted of robbery of the first degree, the robbery
needs to either take place in an inhabited dwelling or structure, involve
a bus, taxi, or other type of public transportation driver, or occur when
an individual is using an ATM. First degree robbery is punishable by a
prison sentence between three and nine years and a fine of up to $10,000.
Second degree robbery is considered any robbery which doesn’t meet
the definition of first degree robbery. Second degree robbery is punishable
by a prison sentence between two and five years and a fine of up to ten
Sentence enhancements include the following:
- Cause another person to suffer a “great bodily injury”
- Use of a gun during the commission of the robbery
- Had a previous robbery conviction
Have Our Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Lawyers On Your Side
Appel & Morse, we understand what you are up against. As
former deputy district attorneys, our Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyers possess an in-depth knowledge
of both sides of the courtroom, providing you the advantage of knowing
the prosecution will approach your case. With the stakes this high, we
know what it takes to get your charges reduced or have your case dismissed.
Contact us and schedule your
complimentary consultation today.