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Defending Against Armed Robbery Charges in Ohio

Armed robbery is a serious criminal charge that can lead to severe penalties if you are convicted. At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, our Dayton armed robbery attorneys have extensive experience handling these types of cases. We understand the gravity of the situation and are prepared to fight for you.

Call L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, today at (937) 685-7006 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our armed robbery attorney in Dayton.

What is Armed Robbery?

Armed robbery is a criminal offense that involves the use of force, intimidation, or threat of force during the commission of a theft or larceny. The distinguishing factor that elevates robbery to armed robbery is the presence of a weapon or the display of an item that appears to be a weapon. This could include firearms, knives, or any object used to instill fear.

In Ohio, armed robbery is a felony, carrying severe consequences upon conviction. The prosecution must prove not only the act of theft but also the use or threatened use of force. This distinction is crucial, as the penalties for armed robbery are more severe than those for a standard robbery charge.

What are the Penalties for Armed Robbery in Ohio?

Being convicted of armed robbery in Ohio can result in significant legal consequences. The severity of the penalties will rely on various factors, including the use of a deadly weapon, any injuries sustained by the victim, and the value of the property or money taken.

For a basic armed robbery charge, without aggravating factors, individuals may face a first-degree felony. This carries a potential prison sentence of three to ten years and fines of up to $20,000.

The inclusion of a firearm in the commission of armed robbery triggers mandatory additional penalties under Ohio law. A three-year firearm specification is added to the sentence, and if the firearm is discharged during the commission of the crime, an additional six-year specification is imposed.

Defenses Against Armed Robbery Charges

Some common defenses against armed robbery charges may include:

  • Lack of Intent: Demonstrating that there was no intention to commit armed robbery can be a viable defense. This may involve proving that the defendant did not possess a weapon, did not use force, or did not have the requisite intent to commit robbery.
  • Mistaken Identity: Eyewitness identification is not infallible. It is possible to challenge the accuracy of witness testimony and argue that the identification of the accused was mistaken.
  • Coercion or Duress: If the defendant was forced or threatened to commit the robbery under duress, it may be a valid defense. This defense asserts that the accused had no choice but to participate in the criminal act due to threats or coercion.
  • Insufficient Evidence: Challenging the evidence presented by the prosecution is crucial. This could involve questioning the credibility of witnesses, challenging the chain of custody of evidence, or disputing the legality of search and seizure procedures.

Contact Our Armed Robbery Attorney in Dayton Today

If you or a loved one is facing armed robbery charges, time is of the essence. Swift and strategic legal action is crucial to building a solid defense. At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, our Dayton armed robbery lawyers are dedicated to providing aggressive representation and safeguarding the rights of our clients. Trust in our commitment to delivering effective legal advocacy in the face of armed robbery charges.

Contact L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, today to get started with our Dayton armed robbery lawyer.

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    "I had a very difficult case that took longer than usual but they never gave up on it."

    Extremely pleased with L. Patrick Mulligan and Associates. They helped me through every step of the process and worked hard for me. I had a very difficult case that took longer than usual but they never gave up on it. Thank you!

    - Megan
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    My husband was forced to defend himself at our home but that put him in jail. I first went with another lawyer, Mike Mills, who took my money and that was it. Feeling hopeless, I contacted Patrick’s team and they didn’t disappoint. Within 3 hours, Patrick was at jail speaking with my husband and a few days later, Patrick had him home. When you call the office, everyone helps you. You are not just another case to them; I know and experienced it. They are a team you want to be on your family’s side! Thank you Patrick and Laura and team - you are the best, thank you!
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    "When he walks in, all the fear melts away and he comes out swinging."
    My family and I have used Patrick for different cases. A child custody as well as DUI. Initially you may feel scared and want to keep calling but in the end he has always proven that he is the best of the best. When he walks in, all the fear melts away and he comes out swinging. He knows what he's doing. Child custody WON! DUI best possible outcome! I wouldn't hire anyone but him. I highly recommend! Thanks Mr. Mulligan and staff!

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