Robbery is when you take something from someone by force or threat and is different than theft due to the threat or harm caused. Often, theft becomes robbery when a weapon such as a knife or gun is involved. Robbery is a serious criminal felony for which significant prison time is a probability. If you have been accused of robbery, contact an Johnson County criminal defense lawyer from Martin & Wallentine, LLC today.
Robbery as Defined by Kansas State Laws
K.S.A. § 21-5420 defines robbery as "knowingly taking property from the person or presence of another by force or threat of bodily harm to any person." Robbery is a severity level 3, person felony and is punishable by a fine of up to $300,000 and a jail sentence of up to 55 months. The offense is considered to be aggravated, however, when a dangerous weapon is brandished or used during the robbery. As such, it is punishable by up to 100 months in jail and the same fine.
Contact our Johnson County Lawyers for Your Defense
If you were accused of robbery in Johnson County, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa or Shawnee, your case will likely be in the Johnson County District Court, just across the street from our office. Martin & Wallentine, LLC has handled hundreds of trial cases over the years and is prepared to provide the aggressive defense that you need. From the moment you walk through the door, we will take excellent care of you and give our full energy to the defense of your case.
Part of our strong reputation with the people of eastern Kansas is due to our accolades, which include:
- A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau
- Membership to the Kansas Bar Association
- Verification from Law QA
- Inclusion to National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
With the representation of one of the skilled lawyers on our team, you could fight to have your charges dismissed. Call today for an initial consultation with an Johnson County criminal defense attorney to learn what we could do for you.
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