Farmington Hills Robbery Defense Lawyer
Defense Against Robbery Charges in Oakland County & Throughout Michigan
Under Michigan law, there are several different types of robbery, each with specific charges and penalties. Robbery differs from other theft and property crimes in that it involves a certain degree of force. Stealing something of value while the owner is not present is a theft crime. If the owner is present, it then becomes robbery because force or violence was involved.
If you’re facing accusations of robbery in Michigan, you can't afford to obtain anything but experienced legal help. I, Daniel D. Hajji, Attorney at Law, have been defending the accused in Oakland County since 2002. I am ready to fight for you by providing the time and resources that your case needs for success. I built my firm to help my clients by making myself available 24/7 to ensure all their needs are met.
Call me today to speak with a Farmington Hills robbery defense attorney with a history of successful results. Consultation is free when you call me at (248) 599-0054.
What Is Considered Robbery in Michigan?
Theft is the taking of someone else’s property without their knowledge, while robbery is the taking of someone else’s property by force or intimidation. Armed robbery occurs when a person has a deadly weapon during a robbery. In the state of Michigan, all robbery crimes are classified as felonies. So, these crimes are serious and could carry significant penalties if a person is convicted.
Michigan Penalties for Robbery
A robbery charge could carry a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison. However, armed robberies are treated with much more severity. The convicted could be subject to life in prison. A person can be charged with armed robbery even when they use a non-weapon or if they only claim to have a weapon during a robbery. Those with repeated robbery offenses will face the harshest penalties.
Carjacking Crimes in Michigan
When car theft occurs by threatening the driver or owner, it is charged as carjacking. This offense is charged as a felony. It is defined as the taking of a motor vehicle by force or by threatening violence. If the driver is compelled to give up their car for fear for their safety or their life, then a carjacking has occurred. If the defendant is found guilty of other charges related to the same offense, the penalties for carjacking would be added to the other sentences.
Larceny in Michigan
Larceny is another felony offense. When an individual steals money or another type of property by making the owner fear for their safety or by using actual violence, they could be sent to prison for up to 15 years. The victim does not necessarily have to be the owner and only needs to be anyone present at the time, such as a bank teller or cashier. Lastly, any types of theft where the individual has a dangerous weapon or states that they have a dangerous weapon could be found guilty of a felony. If they seriously injure anyone during a robbery, they will be facing a minimum of two years in prison.
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If you were accused of robbery in Michigan, there are several ways that I could defend you. The first way is by weakening the state’s case against you. I will examine every aspect of your case and challenge all the evidence which the authorities believe that they have against you. If there were any illegal police practices in your case, such as illegal search and seizure, this could affect the case in your favor. Another potential defense is to show you were under duress and forced to take part in the crime.
For more information, do not hesitate to get in touch with me, Daniel D. Hajji, Attorney at Law. I am dedicated to my clients and will do everything possible to fight for your rights and best interests. I offer reasonable rates with flat fees and payment plans to make sure anyone can afford to have quality representation. Take advantage of a free case evaluation and tell me the details of your case as soon as possible.
Speak with a Farmington Hills robbery defense attorney with more than two decades of experience. Consultation is free and confidential when you call (248) 599-0054.