If you are charged with Robbery you are definitely in need of an attorney with experience handling serious criminal cases. You want someone with significant criminal trial experience. You need an attorney that will truly fight for you. The Revised Code of Washington defines Robbery as when a person unlawfully takes personal property from the person of another or in his or her presence against his or her will by the use or threatened use of immediate force, violence, or fear of injury to that person or his or her property or the person or property of anyone. Such force or fear must be used to obtain or retain possession of the property, or to prevent or overcome resistance to the taking; in either of which cases the degree of force is immaterial. Such taking constitutes robbery whenever it appears that, although the taking was fully completed without the knowledge of the person from whom taken, such knowledge was prevented by the use of force or fear. In Washington State, Robbery is charged as first or second degree.
Robbery 1: Robbery 1 is what is commonly known as a strike offense. If a person is convicted of three strike offenses he or she will be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. A person may be found guilty of Robbery 1 if the state is able to prove the following:
- (a) In the commission of a robbery or of immediate flight therefrom, he or she:
- (i) Is armed with a deadly weapon; or
- (ii) Displays what appears to be a firearm or other deadly weapon; or
- (iii) Inflicts bodily injury; or
- (b) He or she commits a robbery within and against a financial institution as defined in RCW 7.88.010 or 35.38.060.
- * Robbery in the first degree is a class A felony.
Robbery 2: Robbery 2 is also a strike offense. A person may be found guilty of Robbery 2 if the state is able to prove the following.
- (1) A person is guilty of robbery in the second degree if he or she commits robbery.
- * Robbery in the second degree is a class B felony.
Weapons Enhancements: If a person is convicted of having used a weapon during the commission of a crime they will be sentenced to additional time after they have completed their sentence for the crime charged. The amount of additional time that you can receive for a weapon enhancement is dependent upon whether a firearm or other weapon was used. Robbery charges often involve weapon enhancements. The attorneys at James Bible Law Group are particularly skilled at addressing all facets of your case including issues pertaining to potential weapons charges.
The James Bible Law Group has significant experience defending individuals against Robbery charges We are skilled at negotiation, investigation and trial. We have successfully negotiated dismissals or significant reductions in charges. We have also successfully obtained acquittal’s- after hard fought robbery jury trials. Our attorneys look forward to the opportunity to assist you with your case. Please call 425-748-4585 and we can get started on your matter.