Pittsburgh Robbery Defense Attorney
Accused of Robbery in Pennsylvania?
Robbery is one of the most serious
theft crimes a person can commit. The major difference between robbery and theft under
Pennsylvania robbery law is the use of some type of force or the cause
of serious bodily injury in the taking of property from another person.
If you are accused of or arrested for robbery in Pennsylvania, the
Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz is ready to fight tirelessly for you. With nearly four decades of experience,
our Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer can thoroughly review your case
and determine all of your legal options in order to obtain the most favorable
The most serious of robbery charges is a first-degree felony, which carries
a prison sentence of up to 20 years. You can be convicted of robbery if
the prosecution can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you inflicted
serious bodily harm on someone, you committed or threatened to commit
a first or second-degree felony, or threatened someone with or intentionally
put them in fear of immediate harm.
If you are accused of inflicting bodily harm on another or even putting
them in fear of such harm in the commission of robbery, you could be charged
with second-degree robbery. This offense is punishable by a prison sentence
of up to 10 years.
If you are accused of physically taking or removing property from another
person by any level of force, you could be charged with a third-degree
robbery felony. This offense is punishable by a maximum prison sentence
of seven years.
Call (412) 453-3341 to Get Experienced Legal Representation Today
As our client, your rights, reputation, and freedom will be protected from
beginning to end. Our goal is to either get your charges reduced, or your
case dismissed entirely.
Contact us and request a
free case evaluation today.