Arizona Robbery and Armed Robbery Defense Charges Lawyer

James Novak has a vast amount of experience at defending clients in Arizona charged with any robbery, armed robbery, aggravated robbery and other charges involving violent theft or armed robbery related charges. If you are facing armed robbery charges, it is important that you exercise your constitutional right to remain silent. Protect your rights by not making any statements to the police without first consulting an experienced Arizona Defense Attorney proficient at defending any robbery charges. Contact us immediately for your free consultation, if you face any robbery, armed robbery or related charges. If you have been charged with any robbery offenses, the only thing that can make matters worse, is for you to go up against the state alone without an experienced private criminal defense attorney who defends robbery cases and understands all aspects of the law and mounting a proactive defense on your behalf.

Robbery and Armed Robbery

Arizona armed robbery crime is completed when you take of property by violence or intimidation. The crime of robbery becomes aggravated robbery when an accomplice is present in the robbery.

Arizona armed robbery offenses are prosecuted very aggressively. If you or someone you know has been charged with a Phoenix, Arizona robbery offense or armed robbery offense, you will need and experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney to fight for your freedom and your future.

Robbery differs from burglary as that burglary is the crime of breaking into and entering a structure (someone's home, business, or vehicle) with the intent to commit a felony within the structure, while robbery will have the use of force or fear as a means of gaining control of property from another person. Robbery is one of the true victim's crimes in the statutes. It is viewed much more harshly by the courts.

The law still considers an offense to be the same as armed robbery even if a gun was not loaded, or if the gun was never drawn or pointed. Even a typical non-lethal object such as a sports baseball bat, beer bottle, skateboard can be charged as armed robbery if the person robbed reasonably assumed the object was a weapon or it was used as one and caused serious injury.

Often, there are few witnesses to a robbery offense. An experienced robbery attorney from our greater Phoenix, Arizona office will be able to challenge the State and make them prove the identity of their suspect, and thus be able to cause the State to rethink their case at hand.

Challenging the Arizona Prosecution's Robbery Case

Experienced defense attorney James Novak will make every attempt to get your case dismissed by challenging the evidence in pre-trial proceedings. If we can't get charges dropped, we at least try to negotiate down to simple robbery or classify it as a non-dangerous felony. We will provide an immediate defense and work to protect your future and your freedom. Arizona Robbery Sentencing information Arizona sentencing on armed robbery convictions must be taken serious as the range is harsh. If the crime is designated a dangerous crime, as most crimes become when dangerous weapons are involved, prison is mandatory. Once weapons are involved and the threat of injury occurs, penalties can be doubled form the normal non-dangerous felony sentence. The possible range for robbery is from 18 months to a maximum of 21 years in prison for each count charged against you.


Under Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 13, Chapter 19, Robbery, the following can be found.

A.R.S. §13-1901 Definitions:

In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: 1. "Force" means any physical act directed against a person as a means of gaining control of property. 2. "In the course of committing" includes any of the defendant's acts beginning with the initiation and extending through the flight from a robbery. 3. "Property of another" means property of another as defined in section 13-1801. 4. "Threat" means a verbal or physical menace of imminent physical injury to a person.

A.R.S. §13-1902. Robbery; classification

A. A person commits robbery if in the course of taking any property of another from his person or immediate presence and against his will; such person threatens or uses force against any person with intent either to coerce surrender of property or to prevent resistance to such person taking or retaining property. B. Robbery is a class 4 felony.

A.R.S. §13-1903 Aggravated Robbery

A. A person commits aggravated robbery if in the course of committing robbery as defined in section 13-1902, such person is aided by one or more accomplices actually present. B. Aggravated robbery is a class 3 felony.

A.R.S. §13-1904 Armed Robbery

A. A person commits armed robbery if, in the course of committing robbery as defined in section 13-1902, such person or an accomplice: 1. Is armed with a deadly weapon or a simulated deadly weapon; or 2. Uses or threatens to use a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or a simulated deadly weapon. B. Armed robbery is a class 2 felony.

Penalties for Robbery, Armed Robbery and Aggravated Robbery

Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer - Experienced in Defending Robbery and Armed Robbery Cases

Having an experienced criminal attorney defending your robbery case from our Phoenix, Arizona Law Firm will make a difference in the outcome of your case. James Novak is devoted 100% to defending your rights, and freedom. It can be the difference between dismissals, probation, and lesser sentence v. a lengthy prison term. James Novak has years of experience in criminal defense and litigation to defending your case. He has also gained.

Critically important insights into police procedures and prosecution tactics and strategies, as a former Maricopa County Criminal Prosecutor. To learn more about defending your charges, consequences of a conviction, and your rights throughout the criminal proceedings, contact an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney experienced in defending robbery charges for a Free Consultation today. Call now (480) 413-1499!