At Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC we have handled numerous robbery cases from the simple person on person, “give me your wallet”, to the more complex planned out convenience store and or bank hold ups .
Robbery convictions are “strikes” under the determinate sentencing law pursuant to Penal Code sections 211 and accordingly have severe penalties and consequences attached to them including a mandatory prison commitment unless the judge is persuaded to not impose prison “in the interest of justice.” The three-strikes law significantly increases the prison sentences of persons convicted of a felony who have been previously convicted of two or more violent crimes or serious felonies
and limits the ability of these offenders to receive a punishment other than a life sentence.
Likewise, robbery charges usually have special sentencing enhancements attached to them, i.e. personal use of a knife or gun, to add additional time in prison. As the sentencing consequences are very long lasting, robbery cases must be thoroughly treated including obtaining all witness statements and obtaining any videos of the incident . This is where our firm’s more than 40 years of combined criminal law experience comes in!
Also, if you are contacted by police for an interview or statement, please invoke your right to remain silent and do not provide a statement to them without a criminal lawyer from our law firm being . Remember, your right to remain silent cannot be used against you! The best way to protect your rights is to speak with and retain an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer.
Call us now for assistance. We know criminal defense and should get involved in your case as early as possible in a case involving robbery charges. Our Santa Rosa robbery defense attorneys are prepared to help you fight back.