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How long will someone go to jail for armed robbery?

He has never been in trouble before and he did not have the gun. The other person was carrying a fake gun. What is he looking at?

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He'll need to retain an attorney to assist him. If he cannot afford to retain a lawyer, the court will appoint him one at the public's expense. "Armed Robbery" is a very serious felony. However, if a person is convicted of a felony or certain high-court misdemeanors, Michigan has sentencing guidelines that provide guidance for determining a person's minimum, minimum possible sentence and their maximum, minimum sentence. These guideline scores depend on a litany factors, including a person's prior criminal history, the circumstances of the alleged offense, the type of offense, etc. They also determine the type of potential sanctions. In certain situations, the sentencing judge must send a person to prison unless they have a substantial and compelling basis to depart from the guidelines. If a person is only looking at a county term, the judge just sets the county term in months. County terms are capped at one year. He'll need a thorough review of his case for an analysis as to how much time he'll face for his minimum amount of time, or., i.e., if he's looking a prison time, the earliest possible date for parole. His maximum is the maximum for the offense pursuant to the law, but the judges rarely set the maximum that high. With this type of offense, people are usually looking at prison time for a conviction. There are limitations on where a judge can set the maximum as well. He should retain a lawyer or ask the court to appoint him a lawyer to assist him with that matter.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/28/2011

Answer By Cynthia Henley
Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
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He is equally responsible regardless of who brought the gun or even held it. Aggravated robbery carries from 5 to 99 years or life in prison, or possibly deferred adjudication probation from a judge or straight probation from a jury.

Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 12/18/2011

Answer By Robert Scott

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Ten years or more, if convicted.

Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 12/14/2011

Michael Breczinski
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The answer to thta depends on all the facts in the case and the person's prior record. Armed Robbery is MANDATORY PRISON. It carries up to Life or any term of years. He needs a good attorney.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/11/2011

Law Offices of Martina A. Vigil, PC
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Aiding and abetting holds the same penalty as if the person committed the crime himself. Armed robbery is a very serious criminal charge. So serious, in fact, that you are looking at a strike offense. Three strike convictions will subject you to a 25 to life penalty in State Prison. Armed robbery is also a felony carrying a sentence of more than 365 days in State Prison.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/9/2011

Answer By Michael Maltby
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If convicted the standard sentence is 31-41 months for a first time Robbery 1 (armed w/ what appears to be a firearm) but I would expect that this case would be pled out to a lesser charge thus less jail.

Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 12/8/2011

Law Office of Michael R. Garber
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There's no way to answer your question without knowing all the facts. In addition it will depend on the prosecutor's attitude and the judge's decision on what the penalty should be.

Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 12/8/2011

Law Office of Phillip Weiser
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The sentence on a robbery felony is not the same for everyone. I depends upon the exact severity level offense combined with the person's prior criminal history.

Answer Applies to: Kansas
Replied: 12/7/2011

Answer By Myles Hahn III

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Armed Robbery is a Class X offense. The sentincing range is 6 to 30 years in prison. The penalty could be even more harsh, if defendant has prior criminal convictions. The State in an Armed Robbery case must prove that a deadly weapon was used. The case should be discussed in person with an attorney regarding all facts. The State, for example, could argue that a "fake gun" was used to hit someone in the face and that it was a deadly weapon. Other persons can be held accountable for the crime even if they didn't actually do the robbery. A driver, or someone supplying the gun, could be held equally accountable in some circumstances. It should be discussed with an attorney.

Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 12/7/2011

Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
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If there was no real gun than it can not be proven to be armed robbery. If get convicted sentencing depens on exactly what got convicted of and the judge.

Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 12/7/2011

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