Massachusetts Armed Robbery Laws
Armed robbery is one of the most serious charges in Massachusetts. In order to prove armed robbery, the prosecution must prove that the defendant was armed with a dangerous weapon. Being armed with a dangerous weapon, the defendant assaults another robs, steals or takes from the person money or other property.
Massachusetts Armed Robbery Penalties
If the defendant is convicted of armed robbery, the defendant can face up to life in prison. If the defendant is convicted of armed robbery with a firearm, the defendant must serve at least 5 years in state prison. If the defendant is convicted of armed robbery with a fire arm and it is a second offense, the defendant must serve at least 15 years in state prison.
Massachusetts Armed Robbery Defense Lawyer
In many armed robbery cases identification is the major issue. Most armed robberies occur at night, happens quickly, and the victim is usually in shock. These factors and others make it very difficult for the victim to identify the assailant. If you are charged with armed robbery you may have several viable defenses. In all armed robbery cases, it is important to have a good defense lawyer on your side. Attorney Chan will create an aggressive defensive strategy for your armed robbery case.
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