Defense for Robbery

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Defense for Robbery Charges in Arizona

Robbery is a Class 2 Felony Under A.R.S. §13.1902. Robbery is a Class 4 Felony. Arizona egregiously pursues convictions for robbery charges because they are crimes that involve a victim. Penalties and Sentencing are severe, if convicted. The State prosecution’s burden is to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that a defendant is guilty. To get a conviction, the burden of proof will weigh heavily on the following elements:

  1. The identity of the person guilty of committing the crime;
  2. Substantiated evidence including fingerprints; surveillance tapes; photographs; or eye-witnesses; DNA evidence;
  3. Lawfulness of the search and seizures for evidence and stolen property;

Based on the importance of these elements to the prosecution, these three areas will be the target of examination and challenge by the defendant’s criminal defense attorney.

Robbery Charge Defenses

Every case has its unique set of facts. The defense used will depend on those circumstances involved. Below are some common defenses that may be used for robbery charges or jury trials. List not all inclusive:

  • Duress
  • Mistake of Fact;
  • Mistake of identity;
  • Evidentiary issues;
  • Miranda Rights Violations;
  • Speedy trial rights violations;
  • Police procedure violations;
  • Lack of intent or knowledge;
  • No probable cause for arrest;
  • Insufficient evidence;
  • Suppression of evidence;
  • Witness statement challenges and sufficiency;
  • Constitutional Rights Violations
  • Non-compliance with Arizona rules of criminal procedure;
  • Challenge of proper Jurisdiction for which charges were brought;
  • Alibi proof and other exculpatory evidence

Criminal Defense Attorney for Robbery Charges, Phoenix AZ

If you face Robbery charges in Maricopa County, you will be exposed to long term prison sentencing and other harsh convictions. You should consult an experienced, and qualified, criminal defense attorney who defends serious criminal charges such as Robbery on a regular basis. A good criminal defense attorney will protect your rights, challenge weak or unjustified evidence against you; look for evidence your favor; and defend your charges. It is one thing to have an idea of what defenses may apply in your case, but to effectively defend the charges will require retention of a qualified and experienced criminal defense attorney. The Law Office of James Novak, defends serious criminal charges on a regular basis. James Novak is a former Maricopa County Prosecutor, and experienced trial lawyer. If retained, James Novak, PLLC will personally defend your charges and all aspects of the case. He will work to mitigate your charges and sentencing, and work to obtain the best possible outcome in your case. The Law Office of James Novak exclusively defends charges in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Chandler and surrounding East Valley Cities in Maricopa County. Call today for your free consultation (480) 413-1499.

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