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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Charged with Robbery in Maryland? You Need a Robbery Defense Attorney.

If you've been charged with robbery or armed robbery in Maryland, you need an aggressive robbery defense attorney representing you.

Robbery and Armed Robbery Defense Attorney in Maryland. Call 410-288-2900 for immediate help and to schedule a free consultation. Or email us at RiceLawMD@gmail.com.  All information is confidential

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Maryland criminal law section 3-402 makes it a crime to commit robbery and section 3-403 defines robbery with a dangerous weapon.  A person who commits robbery in Maryland is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 15 years. A person the commits are robbery with a dangerous weapon or by displaying a written instrument claiming that the person is possession of a dangerous weapon is a felony and upon conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 20 years.

There are three different standards on which a person can be convicted of robbery the state of Maryland. Those three standards are: taking and carrying away; obtaining and depriving; and obtaining services.

For a person to be convicted of robbery under the taking and carrying away standard a person must be found beyond a reasonable doubt that they took and carried away property from someone else or someone else's presence and control by force or threat of force with the intent to deprive the victim of the property. For a jury or judge to convict a person of robbery the state must prove that the defendant took the property from the victim; that the defendant took the property by force or threat of force; and that the defendant intended to deprive the victim of the property. For the judge or jury to find the defendant guilty they must determine that the property was something of value.

For the State to convict the defendant under the standard of obtaining and depriving they must prove that the defendant obtained the property from someone else by force or threat of force with the intent to deprive the victim of the property. The state must prove that the defendant took the property from the victim; the defendant took the property by force or threat of force; and the defendant intended to deprive the victim of the property. Again property means something of value must of been taken.

For the State to prove robbery under obtaining services they must prove that the defendant attained the service of another by force or threat of force. They must prove that defendant obtain the services of the victim; and that the defendant obtain the service by force or threat of force.

For defendant charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon the state must prove the defendant committed a robbery beyond a reasonable doubt and also prove the defendant committed the robbery by using a dangerous weapon. A dangerous weapon can be defined as an object that is capable of causing death or serious bodily harm.  This can include a knife or gun.

If you've been charged with robbery or armed robbery in Maryland you need an aggressive robbery defense attorney representing you through all stages of the charges. The Baltimore Law Offices of G Randolph Rice Jr., LLC is ranked by CitySpur as one of the top 10 law firms in Baltimore. Let our experience and knowledge go to work for you and your robbery or armed robbery case.

Contact our office 24/7 at 4102882900 for immediate robbery defense help.