If you are under investigation or have been arrested for armed robbery, it is critical that you do not speak with police or any other officials before speaking with a knowledgeable Montgomery County armed robbery attorney who can advise you about what is in your best interests. Instead, you should immediately request to speak with a lawyer and then refrain from speaking with anyone until this wish is honored. The state will use anything you say against you at a subsequent trial.
At the Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, Esq., our founding attorney has 30 years of experience handling these serious cases both as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney. He can take quick action to protect your interests and help counsel you regarding the process as well as your options. For proactive and aggressive representation, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
In order to be convicted of robbery in Maryland, the prosecution must prove that the defendant took and carried away property of an alleged victim with the intent to steal, by using force or the threat of force
How Is Armed Robbery Defined Under Maryland Law?
Furthermore, under the current Maryland Criminal Code armed robbery is included as a more serious crime. Armed robbery occurs when the accused uses a dangerous weapon like a firearm, a knife, another deadly weapon, or displays a "written instrument," like a note with a claim that the presenter has a dangerous weapon. The possible penalty for armed robbery is a maximum 20-year imprisonment, five years more than robbery not involving a weapon.
James N. Papirmeister will conduct his own independent investigation to uncover any evidence that proves one or more of these elements weren't present and therefore may lead to a negotiation position where he can request a plea bargain for a lesser crime, conviction of a lesser crime, or a dismissal of the case altogether. From questioning witnesses, how evidence was collected and if you were treated fairly by the police to whether you have any defenses available, he will exhaust every remedy available.
Contact Our Experienced Rockville Criminal Defense Attorney
To speak with an experienced Rockville criminal defense attorney about your case, contact the Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, Esq., to schedule a free initial consultation today. Please call 301-589-2100 during regular hours or 301-367-6500 after hours.