Robbery Theft Crime in St. Louis
Former Prosecutors At Millikan Wright, LLC Defends You
Robbery is a crime that occurs when one person takes something from another
person using force, violence, or the threat of force of violence. While
many people mistake
burglary, and robbery as the same crime, robbery is specific to taking someone
of the physical presence of an individual and using force or violence
to accomplish this task. Were you accused of robbing someone in St. Louis?
You need dedicated defense now.
Armed robbery is a very serious criminal charge and should not be taken
lightly. If you or a loved one has been charged with armed robbery, it
is important that you
contact an experienced
criminal defense attorney.
Types of Robbery in Missouri
To steal something from the person or presence means that the person accusing
you of robbing them was physically present when the event occurred. Using
force or violence can mean either using physical means to get the property
or using threats or coercion. This does not have to be explicit force
either. Someone can be accused of robbery if they, for example, suggest
they may have a gun on their presence at the time of the act.
In Missouri, robbery can be broken down in terms of degrees:
First Degree Robbery: Property is forcibly stolen from another person.
Second Degree Robbery: Property is forcibly stolen with the addition of serious physical injury,
armed with a deadly weapon, threatens immediate harm, or displays a deadly weapon.
In nearly every instance, a robbery will be punished similarly to a felony.
Charges for felony theft can be found on our felony theft page. Knowing
what to expect can help you make the decision to retain legal guidance quickly.
Do You Need Defense Against a Robbery Charge?
Most armed robbery cases are a matter of identification. That is, the prosecutor's
key evidence comes from the testimony of an alleged victim or a witness.
The U.S. Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Missouri have specific
procedural safeguards in place to ensure the identification was not unnecessarily
suggestive, that the defendant received due process, and that his/her
rights were preserved.
Often, suppression of evidence, such as identification, will result in
dismissal of a criminal charge as the prosecution will not have a case
against you. St. Louis
criminal defense lawyer Brian Millikan has years of experience as a prosecuting attorney and knows how the prosecutor
will build a case against you.
Don’t leave yourself unprotected when serious robbery charges have
been brought against you. Get started on your defense with a
free consultation from our St. Louis attorneys today.