Memphis Robbery Attorney
Defending Those Who Have Been Arrested For Robbery in Tennessee
Robbery is a serious crime that is punishable by a lengthy prison sentence.
If you have been arrested for robbery, you must speak with a Memphis robbery
lawyer as soon as possible. A conviction for robbery will follow you for
the rest of your life, affecting your ability to obtain employment, housing,
and even a loan. At
Francavilla Law Firm, we have handled thousands of cases and can help you fight for your freedom.
We will tirelessly protect your rights and ensure your side of the story is heard.
Call Francavilla Law Firm today at (901) 979-9992 or
contact us online to schedule a consultation with our robbery lawyer in Memphis.
What is Robbery?
Robbery is considered a criminal offense that involves taking another person's
property or belongings through the use of force, threats, or intimidation.
It is considered a serious crime in Tennessee, and the state law specifically
defines it under Tennessee Code Annotated § 39-13-401. Two key elements
must be proven to establish a robbery offense:
Taking Property: The accused must have taken or attempted to take property that belongs
to another person.
Use of Force or Intimidation: Robbery involves the use of force, threats, or intimidation to deprive
the victim of their property.
Robbery can be further categorized into different degrees, such as aggravated
robbery, especially aggravated robbery, or robbery of a business. Each
type of robbery carries its own set of legal elements and potential penalties.
What are the Penalties for Robbery in Tennessee?
The penalties for robbery convictions in Tennessee are severe, and they
can have a lasting impact on your life. The specific consequences you
may face depend on the degree of robbery you are charged with:
Robbery: Robbery in Tennessee is a Class C felony. If convicted, you could face
imprisonment for 3 to 15 years and fines of up to $10,000.
Aggravated Robbery: Aggravated robbery is a more serious offense and is classified as a Class
B felony. Conviction can result in imprisonment for 8 to 30 years.
Especially Aggravated Robbery: This is the most serious form of robbery in Tennessee. It is a Class A
felony, and a conviction may lead to imprisonment for 15 to 60 years.
Defenses Against Robbery Charges
Some possible defenses against robbery charges may include the following:
Lack of Intent: If it can be shown that you did not have the intent to commit robbery,
this can be a strong defense. Perhaps the taking of property was accidental
Mistaken Identity: In some cases, witnesses may incorrectly identify the accused as the perpetrator.
Establishing an alibi or providing evidence that you were not at the crime
scene can be a viable defense.
False Accusations: It is possible that the allegations against you are false or motivated
by personal vendettas or ulterior motives. We can investigate and present
evidence to support your innocence.
Consent: If the alleged victim willingly permitted you to take their property,
it may not constitute robbery. Consent can be a powerful defense if it
can be substantiated.
Use of Force or Threats: Challenging the prosecution's evidence of force or threats may help reduce
the charges or lead to a favorable outcome. In some cases, the use of
force may be legally justified.