Boston Armed Robbery Lawyers
In Massachusetts, the crime of robbery is a serious offense and anyone charged with robbery needs an experienced robbery defense attorney to advocate on their behalf and guide them through the entire experience. If you or someone you know has been charged with robbery, call Kelly & Soto Law and consult with a team of defense lawyers that will fight for your rights every step of the way.
Why Should I Choose Kelly & Soto Law to Defend my Robbery Charge?
The reason is simple. You want a tough, aggressive team of robbery defense attorneys that will question the prosecution’s evidence, deliver a fierce cross examination of the Commonwealth’s witnesses, and lobby on your behalf to obtain the most beneficial outcome possible for your criminal matter.
In Massachusetts, case law has defined robbery as the (1) stealing or taking of personal property of another (2) by force and violence, or by assault and putting in fear.
The crime of armed robbery has an additional element. Whoever, being armed with a dangerous weapon, assaults another and robs, steals or takes from his person money or other property which may be the subject of larceny shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life or for any term of years. The punishment for armed robbery with a dangerous weapon is congruent with the punishment for unarmed robbery. However, Whoever commits a robbery while brandishing a firearm shall be sentenced to a minimum of five years in a state prison.
That’s right, a person convicted of armed robbery can receive a mandatory minimum five year sentence in a state prison, if convicted. Therefore, when an individual is charged with robbery, the stakes are high, which is why the defense attorneys at Kelly & Soto are the ones to call for your robbery charge.
Our attorneys are experienced in evidence suppression which can be a key factor in a defense for armed robbery. One of the strongest weapons in an attorney’s arsenal is the pre-trial discovery motion. These motions are filed prior to trial and can allow have the effect of limited the evidence the Commonwealth can introduce at trial. These motions typically stem from police misconduct that opens a window of opportunity to suppress identifying evidence as well as instrumentalities of the alleged crime.
Many times a conviction for robbery will hinge on the victim’s/witness’s ability to make a positive identification, either at a line-up, through photographs, and/or at trial. Many times, unlawful police procedures, that are designed to confuse the witness, taint these identifications. At Kelly & Soto Law, our robbery defense lawyers will examine all of the evidence, question every witness, and dissect all identification procedures in order to provide the best defense possible for a robbery.
So if you’ve been charged with armed robbery, call Kelly & Soto Law for a top notch criminal defense team. Our experienced defense attorneys will do everything in our power to help you beat your robbery charge.
Our attorneys are available 24/7. We would also be pleased to offer you a free case consultation and price quote.
Call us at 617.807.0840. Our office is located in the heart of Boston’s Government Center and we serve all of Massachusetts. Give us a call today and ask to speak with one of our criminal defense attorneys.
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