In New York City, robberies are among the most commonly charged crimes – and are classified as a felony offense. Like other felonies found in New York’s criminal law, robbery is an awfully serious offense that often times requires a minimum term of incarceration. In the event that you are charged with any degree of robbery, you will want to consult an experienced New York attorney.
There are three degrees for New York Robbery Charges:
- Robbery in the Third Degree (NY PL 160.05), a “D” felony, has no mandatory minimum term in prison, but a maximum term of seven years in prison. An example would be someone grabbing forcibly an article on a person, such as a purse.
- Robbery in the Second Degree (NY PL 160.10) is a “C” felony that carries a three and one half year minimum term of prison and a maximum of fifteen years. This degree would involve car jacking, the handling of a firearm or knife in the theft, or it could be a theft where the individual whose property is being robbed was harmed.
- Robbery in the First Degree, you will face up to twenty-five years in prison with a minimum of five years. A charge of this degree is given to individuals who have used threat of deadly force. Bank or store robberies involving weapons are examples of robberies in the third degree.
Often times robbery is not the only arrest or charge you can face. Associated crimes include varying degrees of assault (link to assault landing page), criminal possession of a weapon or stolen property and/or grand larceny.
New York Robbery Charges are Serious
The offices of Hillman Law will work to get you the best possible outcome for your case. Robbery in New York can lead to potentially long-term consequences, including jail time. Please contact us immediately if you are facing New York robbery charges. At Hillman Law, we understand how to build a strong defense against your charges. We always fight passionately for you and your rights.