An armed robbery is a robbery committed with a weapon, a replica of a weapon or an object with the appearance of a weapon. A person can also be convicted of armed robbery if there was a threat of a weapon, whether the individual in question actually possessed a weapon or not.
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When it comes to criminal defense, the law is not on your side. With the risk of serious penalties hanging over an armed robbery accusation, hiring an experienced and skilled Georgia armed robbery defense attorney as soon as possible is of utmost importance. At David West & Associates, we do our own thorough investigation of the evidence collected against you, and we will make sure that your rights were respected in every aspect of the process. We will build a solid case with the goal of getting the best outcome for your situation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your armed robbery defense.
Georgia Armed Robbery Penalties
Armed robbery is a crime taken very seriously by the state of Georgia, law enforcement and the court system. If you are convicted, the consequences could be devastating.
Just like some theft crimes, armed robbery is considered a felony in the state of Georgia. If you are found guilty of armed robbery, depending on the severity of the alleged crime, penalties could include, but are not limited to:
- 10 to 20 years in prison
- Life in prison
- The death penalty
What's more, if you have a prior felony conviction from anywhere in the United States, Georgia law dictates that you will receive the maximum sentence if you are found guilty. Three prior convictions from anywhere in the U.S. mean that you must serve the maximum sentence without the possibility of parole.
Besides the serious jail-related consequences, a conviction can hurt you in more ways than time in jail. You will have a conviction on your record that will follow you for the rest of your life. This could make finding a job difficult or a place to live difficult. You could also have your voting rights restricted. The stigma attached to crime convictions and felons could affect your personal relationships and social role.
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At David West & Associates, we have nearly two decades of experience defending major criminal cases. We are a family firm dedicated to protecting our clients' rights and future, and we will aggressively defend your freedom. Contact us today for a free consultation.