Theft, Burglary or Robbery Arrest in NY or NYC?
Here is information on Theft, Robbery and Armed Robbery
You can be charged with theft in New York if law enforcement believes you have committed one of several possible crimes including:
- Larceny (in a variety of degrees)
- Computer trespass, tampering
- Unlawful duplication of computer related material
- Welfare fraud, including criminal possession or use of a public benefit card
- Robbery in various degrees
- Theft of services, jostling, fortune telling, trademark counterfeiting and
- Several more
When you’re accused of committing theft, you may be charged with anything from a misdemeanor up to a high-level felony depending on the nature of the alleged crime.
When a person is armed with a deadly weapon in the course of a robbery in New York City, that individual may be guilty of armed robbery and can be charged with a class B felony. Other elements of first-degree robbery include forcibly stealing property and:
- Causing serious physical injury to someone who isn’t a participant in the crime or
- Using or threatening immediate use of a dangerous weapon or
- Display one of several types of firearms
If you’re found guilty of a class B felony, you can be sent to prison for up to 25 years. In order to fight a charge of armed robbery, you want to have an experienced New York City criminal defense attorney like Lisa Pelosi representing you in all aspects of your legal case.