Have you been charged with robbery, burglary, or some other form of theft in Visalia or the surrounding counties of Tulare, Fresno, or Kings? These are serious charges which require dedicated and serious legal representation. At the Law Offices of Christopher Martens, we defend many clients accused of theft, from grand theft to petty theft. As a Visalia criminal defense attorney, Mr. Martens has experience as a trial lawyer who will fight vigorously on your behalf throughout the entire criminal process, whether in negotiations with prosecutors or judges or in a trial by jury. When you are facing possible jail or prison time and a future as a convicted criminal, you should engage the services of a competent attorney with a proven track record.
Robbery involves taking another's property without permission through the use of force or threats with the intention of depriving them of the property. Related offenses include carjacking, grand theft auto, burglary, receiving stolen property, grand theft, and petty theft or shoplifting. Robbery includes armed robbery, where a weapon is used or robbery by physical force.
Robbery is a serious crime charged as a felony. This crime differs from burglary or theft in that it involves threatening or forcing another individual. Burglary involves breaking and entering with the intent to steal or commit another crime in which the defendant may never see the victim. In California, robbery is categorized as either first or second degree. First degree robbery may be charged when robbing someone in their home, vehicle, or after using an ATM machine.
Grand theft involves stealing property valued at more than $400 and may be charged as a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the case. Petty theft is charged when the value of the goods stolen ranges between $50 and $400 and is generally charged as a misdemeanor. In these types of cases, it is to your advantage to have an attorney with negotiation skills who can minimize charges and penalties.
Contact the Visalia robbery attorney at the firm if you are facing charges of robbery, burglary, or theft today.
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