Tennessee Robbery Defense Attorneys and Criminal Defense Lawyers Located in Knoxville TN
Robbery differs from theft in both severity and classification. While theft only involves obtaining property with the intent to deprive the owner of the property without the owner’s consent, the crime of robbery occurs when an individual commits the crime of theft by means of threat or violence. Consequently, robbery is classified as a crime against person, not property, and is a Class C Felony, punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000. Moreover, because crimes against people are considered more severe than crimes against property, prosecutors in Tennessee are known to aggressively prosecute robbery offenses and other related charges.
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If a deadly weapon, such as a gun or knife, is used in the commission of a robbery, or if serious bodily injury occurs as a result of a robbery, the offense becomes aggravated robbery, which is a Class B Felony and is punishable by up to 30 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $25,000. However, if a deadly weapon is used in the commission of a robbery AND the victim suffers serious bodily injury, then the offense becomes especially aggravated robbery, which is a Class A Felony punishable by up to 60 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $50,000.
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Whether it is for robbery, aggravated robbery, or especially aggravated robbery, being charged with a robbery offense can have devastating legal consequences, not to mention the damage that being convicted of a crime against person can have on your home life, work life, and reputation in the community. If you or someone you know has been charged with a robbery offense, it is critical that you obtain the assistance of an experienced attorney immediately. The attorneys at The Law Office of James A.H. Bell, P.C. have the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to defend your case fight for your interests. Our attorneys have been successfully defending robbery charges in and around the Knoxville area for decades. Additionally, our in-house private investigator conducts an independent investigation into the facts of every new case. Put our experience to work for you, and call one of our knowledgeable attorneys located in Knoxville, TN to schedule a free consultation today.