Aggressively Defending Against Robbery And Larceny Charges
Accused of or charged with robbery or larceny? It is no exaggeration to say that your rights and your future are on the line. You cannot afford to proceed without an attorney capable of fighting back against the prosecution and limiting your exposure to criminal penalties and the collateral consequences of being a convicted felon. In Richmond and throughout Virginia, you can rely on our firm, Whaley Paules, LLC, for an aggressive defense of your rights.
Is It Robbery Or Is It Larceny?
These terms, along with burglary, are often thrown around interchangeably. There are some key differences that can make a big difference in what you are charged with and what the potential penalties are if convicted.
Larceny is defined as “the trespassory taking of the property of another with the intent to permanently deprive them.” Stealing someone’s motorcycle off the street could be considered larceny. Robbery, on the other hand, is defined as “larceny committed through the use of force, intimidation, or threat of violence.” For example, stealing a purse at knifepoint would be an example of robbery.
Criminal Charges Bring Catastrophic Consequences
Prison sentences and fines that come with a conviction can have collateral consequences. Having a criminal record can harm your ability to find employment, secure housing and obtain student aid, and it results in damage to your reputation that can follow you for the rest of your life. The only way to avoid these collateral consequences is to avoid a conviction in the first place with the help of an experienced attorney.