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Armed Robbery

Have you been charged with armed robbery in Connecticut? You may be wondering what steps you should take next. You must immediately hire a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney. The aggressive criminal defense attorneys at The Kaloidis Law Firm, LLC are well-versed in armed robbery legal defense strategies. We have a proven track record of successfully fighting for clients facing various criminal charges, including all classifications of robbery charges. The sooner you contact The Kaloidis Law Firm, LLC, the sooner we can begin building an effective legal defense.

What Constitutes Armed Robbery in Connecticut?

Well, there actually isn’t a crime called armed robbery in Connecticut. If the State alleges that you have committed an armed robbery, you are probably being charged with one of the following: 

First Degree Robbery

First-degree robbery is considered a Class B felony and is the most serious robbery charge. This robbery charge includes committing a robbery, as well as doing one of the following:

  • Cause serious physical injury to any non-participant in the crime
  • Armed with a deadly weapon
  • Uses or threatens the use of a dangerous instrument
  • Displays or threatens to use a pistol or firearm.

If the State has alleged that you committed a robbery with one of the additional factors, then you will most likely be looking at a charge of robbery in the first degree. Here, the penalties include up to 20 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines. If you are charged with first degree robbery, it is important you use your right to remain silent and contact us immediately. 

Second Degree Robbery

Second-degree robbery is considered a Class C felony, which would expose you to 10 years in jail, along with a maximum of a $10,000 fine. This robbery charge includes committing a robbery, as well as doing one of the following factors:

  • The defendant was aided by another person actually present
  • In the course of the commission of the crime or immediate flight, they displayed or threatened the use of what they represented to be a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. 

Third Degree Robbery

Third-degree robbery is considered a Class D felony, which would expose you to 5 years in jail, and up to $5,000 in fines. This robbery charge is a bit different than the others: for the State to prove this charge, they would need to prove that the defendant was (1) committing a larceny, and (2) that they used physical force for the purpose of retaining the property. 

Fighting Armed Robbery Charges in Connecticut

All robbery charges in Connecticut are considered felony offenses. As a result, if you are convicted of any robbery charge, you will likely go to jail. In Connecticut, all robbery charges are considered violent crimes, meaning those convicted must serve at least 85% of their jail sentence before they become eligible for parole release review. 

Working with an aggressive fighter of an attorney can help you increase the likelihood that you will avoid being convicted of robbery. Working with an attorney who will develop an effective legal defense strategy can help you reduce your charges, get your case dismissed, or obtain more favorable sentencing. Some of the most effective legal defense arguments in armed robbery cases include the following:

  • Your mental state pushed you to do things you would not otherwise do
  • You did not have a deadly weapon and could not have inflicted serious harm
  • You were a victim of entrapment
  • You are too young to face adult criminal penalties
  • You did not threaten to inflict serious harm
  • You did not try to steal property
  • You owned the property in question

Do Not Hesitate, Schedule a Consultation with a Criminal Defense Warrior

If you are charged with armed robbery, the state will look for you to spend significant time in jail if convicted. You need an aggressive attorney who is well-trained, experienced and a proven winner. At The Kaloidis Law Firm, LLC, we have a proven track record of aggressively and successfully defending and defeating the prosecution cases. We have successfully negotiated with prosecutors and work diligently to tell our clients’ side of the story. We will fight for the best outcome possible in your case. Contact The Kaloidis Law Firm, LLC today to schedule your initial case evaluation. 

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