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How much time can you get for a first offence robbery charge and can you avoid jail time with no money for a lawyer?


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Ultimately, sentencing depends on whether you are found guilty, the seriousness of the offense, your prior record, mitigation, allocution, and the judge.

Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 2/26/2013

Answer By Robert Scott

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5 years or more incarceration.

Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 2/23/2013

Hammerschmidt Broughton Law
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The maximum term for a robbery is 5 years in state prison. There are robberies, and there are robberies. Although it is a violent felony (strike offense), probation is still an option for the judge, depending on the circumstances of the case. What you WILL get if convicted is something I cannot answer without much more information.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/20/2013

Theodore W. Robinson, P.C.
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It depends upon the type of robbery charge it is and a number of other variables. If a gun or other weapon was used and whether any injury occurred, both play into the outcome. As for not having enough money for an attorney, the Court will usually give you Legal Aide or an 18B Assigned attorney and they'll both be competent. But it would likely be better if you hired your own attorney since you usually get what you pay for in life.

Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/20/2013

Answer By John J. Carney
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
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You could get probation, 6 months, a year, or a long prison term. It all depends on the facts and circumstances of the case and who your lawyer is. If you use a weapon it is much more serious. If it is a loaded gun you are likely going to prison.

Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/20/2013

Michael Breczinski
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In Michigan, armed robbery is a crime that carries mandatory prison. There is no probation and you can get up to life in prison for it depending on the circumstances. You cant afford not to get a lawyer.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/19/2013

Answer By John W. Bussman
Rizio & Nelson
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Thats a simple question with a very, very complicated answer. It's impossible for me to guess whether or not you'll be convicted since I know nothing about your specific case. If you are convicted, I have no idea how much time you'll get. Again, I dont know any of the facts for your case. Robbery carries a maximum penalty of 6 years in prison, but that number goes way up if there were any "aggravating factors"

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/19/2013

Answer By Thomas E. Gates

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If you lack the resources, a public defender can be assigned to you.

Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 2/19/2013

Law Office of Richard Williams
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If the offense is a robbery first, in Alabama you could be facing not less than 10 nor more than 99 years or life. If a weapon was involved the minimum penalty is 20 years.

Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 2/19/2013

Answer By Jared C. Winter
Law Office of Jared C. Winter
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You can get up to 6 years for 1st degree and up to 5 years for 2nd degree robbery. No one can answer you question about what types of settlements are possible because that depends on the facts, the strength of the evidence, the DA, and the judge. If you cant afford to hire a lawyer, one will be appointed by the court.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/19/2013

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