Annapolis armed robbery criminal defense attorney

Aggressive Representation from a Trustworthy Annapolis Robbery Defense Attorney

Defending Maryland clients facing robbery charges

The crime of robbery is serious, and it requires an assertive defense. The harsh nature of the potential penalties can take away your livelihood, your family, and your freedom. That is why it is imperative that you work with an attorney who understands the legal system and can work with you to develop an effective strategy.

My name is Gill Andrew Cochran, and I understand the potential severity of these charges. At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, I aggressively represent defendants against robbery, armed robbery, and carjacking charges. If you are facing a robbery charge, rely on an experienced Annapolis robbery defense attorney to provide you with vigorous representation.

Understanding robbery and armed robbery under Maryland law

Maryland law classifies robbery as a crime against a person. Though theft is an aspect of robbery, the charge is more serious because it involves an act of violence. The state’s robbery law includes several elements, including:

  • Intention. The state must prove that you intended to take the property of another and deprive him or her of it permanently.
  • Possessed by another. The property taken must have been on the alleged victim or in the victim’s immediate vicinity.
  • The use of force or threat of force. The taking must have occurred by a show of force or the threat of harm

If the robbery is attempted or completed with the use of a firearm or deadly weapon, armed robbery may apply. The state may also charge for armed robbery if the defendant claims to have a deadly weapon in commission of the robbery. For example, if an individual claims to have a gun while robbing a person, he could face robbery charges even he actually possessed no weapon.

Carjacking is another type of robbery, involving the taking of an automobile by force or threat of force. Unlike robbery, carjacking does not require the intent to permanently deprive the owner of his or her car. A skillful Annapolis robbery defense lawyer understands the elements of all robbery crimes and works with you to formulate an effective defense.

Diligent representation against robbery charges

The potential penalties of a conviction are severe, including:

  • Robbery carries a possible penalty of 15 years in prison.
  • Armed robbery may result in 20 years in prison.
  • A carjacking conviction carries a potential penalty of 30 years in prison.

A conviction also classifies you as a convicted felon, which carries its own long-term consequences. These harsh penalties require representation from a knowledgeable robbery attorney.

Contact a seasoned Annapolis criminal defense lawyer to discuss your robbery case

Robbery is a serious crime, and a conviction can negatively affect you and your family. At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, I have developed a proven track record of success in the Maryland courts. Trust an attorney who diligently works to defend your name, livelihood, and freedom. Call my office today at 410-271-1892 or complete my contact form to schedule a confidential consultation.

And remember: Keep Calm – and Call Drew.