While any type of criminal charges have the potential to impact your future, robbery charges can be particularly damaging. If convicted, you could be facing fines as well as lengthy jail times, as well as significant impacts on both your personal and professional life once you have been released. At Groth & Associates, our experienced Toledo criminal defense lawyers provide the kind of aggressive legal representation needed to defend you against these types of charges, acting as your legal advocate to ensure your rights and interests are protected.
Common Types of Robbery Charges
Under Ohio law, robbery is considered a serious and potentially violent crime. In addition to severe penalties upon conviction, this type of charge will remain on your record, and could prevent you from getting a job, being eligible for a loan, or even from obtaining housing, both now and in the future. At Groth & Associates, our Toledo robbery defense lawyers can help you strategize your best course of defense against the following types of robbery charges:
- Armed robbery;
- Aggravated burglary;
- Breaking and entering;
- Criminal trespass;
- Aggravated trespass;
- Safe cracking; and
- Tampering with coin machines.
Penalties of A Robbery Conviction
When dealing with robbery charges in Ohio, the specific type of charge you face depends on the alleged crime itself and any extenuating factors, such as when and where the crime occurred, if there were any victims present, and whether or not you are accused of using a weapon. Under Chapter 2911 of the Ohio Revised Code, only the most minor of robbery charges, which is criminal trespass, is prosecuted as a misdemeanor, with penalties of up to 6 months’ jail time and fines up to $1,000. The remaining types of robbery crimes are all punishable as felonies, and are categorized as follows:
- Breaking and entering, criminal trespass, safecracking, and tampering with coin machines are all classified as either fourth or fifth degree felonies, which can result in penalties of up to 18 months’ imprisonment and fines as high as $5,000.
- Simple robbery and burglary charges, with no aggravating factors, are generally classified as felonies in the second degree, with imprisonment up to eight years and fines as high as $15,000.
- Armed robbery and aggravated burglary are generally charged as felonies in the first degree, and can end up with a mandatory minimum sentence of three to 11 years imprisonment and fines up to $20,000.
How Our Robbery Defense Lawyer Can Help
When you are facing serious criminal charges with the potential to significant impact your freedom as well as your financial future, you need a strong legal defense at your side to protect your rights and interest. At Groth & Associates, we provide the knowledgeable, highly effective legal representation you need to get the best possible result in your case. Indeed, we are happy to provide the following:
- Help in arranging for bond and arraignment hearings so that you can remain free and able to participate in your own defense;
- Careful review of the evidence against you, and motions to have your charges reduced or dismissed;
- Evidence gathering through our our own investigators;
- Subpoenaing witnesses to testimony on your behalf; and
- Strong representation in arguing your innocence in the event your case goes to trial.
Providing the Strong Legal Defense You Need
When your life and freedom are on the line, get the kind of aggressive legal representation you need to get results and contact Groth & Associates today. We serve Toledo, Bowling Green, and the surrounding areas. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance.