Johnson City Robbery Defense Attorney
Defending Against Robbery Allegations in Tennessee
Robbery—or the use of force or violence to unlawfully take property—is a very serious crime in Tennessee. If convicted, you could face years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. In addition to the criminal penalties, you may also be unable to obtain employment, housing, or education loans due to your conviction.
If you are facing robbery charges, it is important that you retain an experienced Johnson City robbery attorney who can defend you and your future. At Meade Law Group, we have a long history of successfully representing clients in all types of criminal defense matters. Our attorneys are prepared to fight tirelessly for you.
To set up a confidential consultation, call (423) 464-7779 or contact us online using our secure form.
Understanding Robbery Charges in Tennessee
Robbery is a type of theft where the offender uses or threatens to use force or violence against the victim to obtain property or assets. Robbery is considered a violent crime and is, therefore, prosecuted harshly in the state of Tennessee. If you are arrested for or charged with robbery, you face serious criminal penalties that can significantly affect nearly every aspect of your life.
There are three different types of robbery in Tennessee:
- Robbery: Sometimes called “simple robbery,” robbery involves the taking of property from someone by force or fear without aggravating factors.
- Aggravated Robbery: Aggravated robbery is the taking of property while using a weapon or implying that you have a weapon that could cause bodily injury. Robbery may also be charged as “aggravated robbery” if the victim suffers a serious bodily injury during the commission of the crime, regardless of the presence of a weapon.
- Especially Aggravated Robbery: Especially aggravated robbery occurs when the perpetrator uses a deadly weapon during the commission of the crime and the victim suffers bodily injury.
All forms of robbery are charged as felonies in Tennessee, meaning a conviction could result in significant prison time, steep fines, and other serious penalties. If you are facing any type of robbery charge, we urge you to contact our firm right away to learn how we can help.
What Are the Penalties for Robbery in Tennessee?
The penalties for a robbery conviction depend on the type of robbery charged, as well as other relevant factors, such as whether the alleged offender has any prior robbery convictions.
Generally speaking, however, the penalties for robbery in Tennessee include the following:
- Simple robbery is a Class C felony, which carries a penalty of 3 to 15 years in prison
- Aggravated robbery is a Class B felony, which carries a penalty of 8 to 30 years in prison
- Especially aggravated robbery is a Class A felony, which carries a penalty of 15 to 60 years in prison
If you are convicted of robbery, you could also face tens of thousands of dollars in fines. You will also likely have to pay court costs, which can be additional thousands of dollars, and you may also have to pay a restitution fee to reimburse the victim for medical expenses, counseling, or property replacement.
If you are facing robbery charges, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Meade Law Group is available to assist you with your defense. We can work with you to develop a strategy to help you avoid a conviction or secure the best possible outcome in your specific case.
What Is the Difference Between Robbery & Burglary?
Robbery is a type of theft, but it is considered a more serious crime than burglary. The main difference between robbery and burglary is that robbery occurs in person or against a business, while burglary is theft from a building. In addition, robbery involves the use of force or fear, while burglary does not.
As a result, burglary typically involves breaking and entering laws, whereas robbery is considered a violent crime. Both offenses carry serious penalties; if you have been accused of robbery, burglary, or any other type of theft crime, reach out to Meade Law Group today to learn how we can help.
Contact a Johnson City Robbery Defense Attorney
If you are facing robbery charges, it is important that you contact a Johnson City robbery defense attorney as soon as possible. Robbery is a very serious crime, and you could face years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines if convicted. In addition to the criminal penalties, you may also be unable to obtain employment, housing, or education loans and may suffer serious damage to your reputation.
At Meade Law Group, we are here to help protect your rights, your freedom, and your future. Our attorneys work tirelessly to develop innovative legal strategies tailored to your unique situation. We know how to use common defenses to robbery charges to help you avoid the harsh consequences of a conviction, and we leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of protecting your rights.
Schedule your initial consultation with our team today; call (423) 464-7779 or contact us online to get started.