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Robbery can be anything from robbing a shop owner or a uber driver, to punching someone on the street and taking their cell phone or wallet. Robbery is the act of using threats and/or violence to extort or steal from a person.

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Have you been charged with a robbery? A robbery charge is an indictable offence. Because of this, a conviction could lead to time spent in federal prison. Robberies are a violent offence and differ from theft charges because of the element of violence and threat.

When you are facing robbery charges, it is essential to find a qualified lawyer to help defend your charges. Alberta Legal lawyers will draw upon our team’s combined experience to fight your charges head-on.

The main defining point of robbery over theft charges is whether there are threats of violence, or if force or a weapon was involved when attempting to take another person’s property.

Hiring a robbery lawyer

Several classifications can fall under a robbery charge. For example, it could be from a street mugging or robbing a convenience store, bar or other business. Or it could fall under a home invasion, which is less common but a more serious criminal charge.

Our Experienced Lawyers

Meeting with one of our experienced robbery lawyers will give you some insight into what to expect. At Alberta Legal, we have a dedicated team of professionals who have spent a combined 98 years defending criminal charges in court.

We offer a free initial consultation to learn the details of your case. If you choose to hire our legal team to represent you, you can feel confident knowing the lawyer you meet with and hire is the one who will be working on your case.

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What is conisdered a robbery?

A robbery is when a person steals using violence or threats of violence during the theft. Additionally, armed robbery charges will be laid if the accused assaults the alleged victim while armed with a real or a fake weapon.

Even if the alleged victim is not physically assaulted, bringing a weapon to a robbery will result in more severe charges. If a firearm is used, you will face a mandatory minimum sentence of five years.

Jail time sought for threats of violence will depend on a case by case basis, and the court will determine whether or not the actions and words of the accused constitute a threat of violence.

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Life-changing charges

As with any criminal conviction, a robbery or assault conviction can significantly impact your life. You will face losing your job, home and possibly relationships. A robbery charge and conviction will also make finding employment more complicated.

Depending on the severity of the crime, it could come with social stigma and the possibility of media coverage. A criminal record will significantly complicate your options in the future.

That is one reason why it is important to quickly seek qualified and experienced legal advice after you have been charged.

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Robbery, Homicide, Harassment & Attempted Murder

Violent offences can refer to a broad range of crimes, including robbery, homicide, criminal harassment and attempted murder. There is a high probability that you’ll face jail time when being charged with a violent offence. However, with the right defence team, the amount of jail time you face could be reduced.

The Crown takes these offences quite seriously and often will want to seek a penalty well above the minimum. Having an experienced criminal lawyer at your side is a great bet for fighting the charges.

Every meeting with a member of our legal team begins with a consultation. We will learn the facts of your arrest and charges and determine a strategy for you. This free initial consultation will also allow us to gain insight into your case and begin planning the course of action.

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When you hire Alberta Legal, it means you are choosing a team of highly qualified and experienced lawyers. Our law association features prominent criminal defence and appellate lawyers with experience defending high profile cases.

Reach out today to speak with our legal team and book a free consultation to discuss the potential case against you.

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Dedication, Support, Ethic, Knowledge, Experience, Sharp and Direct. All the qualities your are looking for in a lawyer, they have it all and some. But JILLIAN WILLIAMSON was my guardian angel. Being a Client, I was comfortable to blindly leave my fate in their hands. That was a real well placed investment in the future of my life. I second, promote, referred and all the synonym possible to anybody facing an up hill battle and needs the support and experience to help you go through it.

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I am so very pleased with the work Mathew Deshaye put into my case! He genuinely is a good person, and is determined to get justice. Matthew is extremely professional and I couldn’t have been happier with having him represent me. I’m glad that I could work with him. Dina his assistant was also great with communicating back and forth with me. I made the right choice by retaining Matthew as my lawyer and I hope you do the same. I am in tears with how grateful I am. I’m so very thankful for the work and research that went into helping me with my case! Thank you! 🙂

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I was involved in a motor vehicle case and I knew I needed outstanding representation. Jim Lutz, Lacey and his team were nothing short of perfection. I was thoroughly impressed how he handled my case with expedited tenacity. The judicial system can be very confusing with how everything works ,but Mr. Lutz was very easy to communicate with and simplified everything. If you need a lawyer who is on the ball, Jim without a question is the person who should represent you. I highly recommend Mr. Lutz and his team! Thank you very much Sir and your team for all outstanding professional services.

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