Defense for Armed Robbery

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Defense for Armed Robbery Charges in Arizona

Armed Robbery is a Class 2 Felony Under A.R.S. §13.1904. Armed Robbery is classified Dangerous Offense and crime against a victim. Arizona sentencing and penalties are harsh for Armed Robbery convictions in Arizona. The state and prosecution purse convictions egregiously, to the maximum degree in Arizona. The State prosecution has the burden of proving “beyond a reasonable doubt” that a defendant is guilty of committing the crime for which they were accused. Robbery convictions weigh heavily on proving:

  1. The identity of the suspect;
  2. Material evidence such as fingerprints; surveillance footage; and photographs;
  3. Proof that a deadly weapon or deadly instrument was possessed or used in the crime;
  4. Lawful, constitutional searches and seizures of the crime weapon; evidence and items allegedly stolen in the robbery;
  5. The defendant must be guilty of Robbery under A.R.S, 13-1902

Subsequently, the defense will move to suppress as much evidence as possible regarding proof of identity that the defendant committed the robbery; proof of that deadly weapon was used in the robbery; and challenge constitutionality of police and investigative conduct in the case.

Armed Robbery Defenses

Every case holds its’ own set of circumstances. The defenses used will depend on those circumstances involved. Below are some defenses that may be used for Armed Robbery given the particular set of circumstances. This list is not inclusive:

  • Mistake of Fact;
  • Duress;
  • Mistaken Identity;
  • Evidentiary issues;
  • Miranda Rights Violations;
  • Speedy trial rights violations;
  • No “intent” to commit a Robbery;
  • No probable cause for arrest
  • No eye-witnesses or conflicting witness statements;
  • No “knowledge” of a weapon possessed or used;
  • Violations in Police procedure and Protocol;
  • Alibi
  • Criminal Rules of Procedures issues
  • Other Constitutional Rights Violations

Criminal Defense Attorney for Armed Robbery Charges, Phoenix AZ

If you were charged with armed robbery in Phoenix, AZ, or Maricopa County, you will be exposed to long term prison sentencing including life terms if convicted. You should consult an experienced, and qualified, criminal defense attorney who defends Dangerous Offenses such as Armed Robbery on a regular basis. A good criminal defense trial lawyer will preserve your rights, and defenses; challenge evidence against you; attempt to suppress unjustified evidence against you; gather mitigating factors and evidence; and utilize effective defenses in your case. Your chances of getting a mitigated sentence or other favorable outcome for Armed Robbery charges will increase when you hire a good criminal defense trial attorney in Arizona to represent you. The Law Office of James Novak, defends Dangerous Offenses in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, and Chandler Arizona. Call today for your free consultation (480) 413-1499. Early retention is crucial to building an effective defense for your charges.

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