If you are facing robbery charges in Ohio, then you have a lot to be concerned about. Robbery is defined as the taking of money or goods in the possession of another, from his or her immediate presence by using force, threats or intimidation. With a robbery offense, the offender actually takes personal property from another person by actual force and with the intent to steal something from that person.
Robbery is a very serious offense in Ohio and it is prosecuted as a felony offense, meaning a conviction would result in prison sentencing, hefty fines and possibly restitution and community service, not to mention a felony offense on your criminal record.
In Ohio, there are two degrees of robbery, they are robbery and aggravated robbery with aggravated robbery being the more serious of the two offenses. When the offender inflicts bodily harm upon the victim, or when they display or use a deadly weapon during the robbery, then the penalties are more severe. Whether or not a person is charged with robbery, or aggravated robbery will depend upon whether or not the victim was injured and whether or not a weapon was used during the commission of the crime.
At DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder we have over 30 years combined experience in defending clients against all types of theft crimes including burglary and robbery. Robbery is a serious felony offense that could result in years behind bars, hefty fines, victim restitution, community service and parole. Regardless of the circumstances that led to your arrest, we are here to protect you and your rights.
Our mission will be to do everything we can to reduce the penalties that you are presently facing. At a time when the criminal justice system has already made up its mind about your future and your freedom, you need a tough Akron criminal defense attorney fighting in your corner. You are not just another case in the revolving door of criminal cases, you are a person with loved ones depending on you; let us protect your legal rights against the harsh Ohio criminal justice system.
Contact an Akron criminal defense lawyer to learn more about how we can help fight your criminal charges.