A robbery charge should always be taken serious since the consequences of a conviction are so severe. Long term loss of freedom and a permanent criminal record are just a few of the many penalties that can result from a robbery charge in Missouri. Because of the violent nature of a robbery charge, prosecutors are extremely aggressive in their attempts to secure convictions in robbery cases. With your freedom on the line, it is imperative that you immediately speak with a qualified and skilled criminal defense attorney who can help fight these serious charges.
Under Missouri law, a robbery charge can either be classified as robbery in the first degree or robbery in the second degree. A person commits robbery in the second degree when he or she forcibly steals property from another. Robbery in the second degree is a Class B felony in Missouri. A person convicted of a Class B felony in Missouri faces a term of imprisonment of not less than 5 years and no more than 15 years. Robbery in the first degree is a Class A felony in Missouri, and carries with it a term of imprisonment that can range from 10 to 30 years. A person commits robbery in the first degree when he or she forcibly steals property from another and either causes serious physical injury to any person or possesses, uses, displays or threatens the use of a dangerous or deadly weapon.
From the start, the St. Louis criminal defense attorneys of Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C. will tirelessly fight to preserve your freedom. As your attorneys, we will vigorously fight to receive a fair bond amount in order to get you out of jail while we prepare your defense. In addition to fighting for a fair bond amount, we will immediately begin to investigate and scrutinize every fact of your case. We will determine what evidence the police have against you. In many robbery cases, a witness’ identification is the strongest piece of evidence against you. At Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C., we will work hard to undermine any witness’ identification. We will also determine whether the police violated your due process rights by using suggestive identification methods. Suppression of evidence is also another method by which the criminal defense attorneys of Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C. will use to strengthen our defense. From start to finish, we will work hard to preserve your freedom.
If you are facing a robbery charge or are being investigated for robbery, it is imperative that you immediately contact a qualified criminal defense attorney today. At Henderson & Waterkotte, our criminal defense lawyers are available 24/7 and can help combat these serious charges. Contact us for a free consultation.