Robbery Defence Solicitors - Manchester
Our specialist Robbery Defence Solicitors offer expert legal advice and representation to anyone who has been accused of committing a robbery.
Robbery is a serious crime, carrying heavy repercussions legally and throughout other aspects of your life. Should you be accused of robbery, having specialist legal representation on your side as soon as possible will have a major impact on the outcome of your case.
HOW WE CAN HELP
We understand that being accused of a crime such as robbery will cause a worrying time for you and your loved ones. The negative impact on your life could be tremendous if the case isn’t handled correctly, our team is here to ensure that doesn’t happen.
Our serious crime legal advisors have been defending clients on robbery charges since 1998, giving us the experience required to navigate even the most complex of cases. We will take the time to guide you through your case, work with the police on your behalf and provide first-class representation should your case go to court. And with 24/7 availability, you can be confident we will always be there when you need us.
Types of robbery
Most cases of robbery fall into three categories:
- Street robbery (mugging) - items such as mobile phones and other personal belongings are typically stolen during a street robbery. This crime is often committed by low level criminals and youths.
- Small business robbery - businesses such as petrol stations are often targets for this crime. Criminals aim to steal money and goods such as cigarettes.
- Commercial robbery - commercial robbery is usually committed by organised criminals who typically target banks and security vans.
What penalties are given for robbery charges?
The penalties for robbery are dependant upon the circumstances of the crime. The crime is classified into one of three levels which indicate the seriousness of your case.
- Level 1: Robbery using minimal force
- Level 2: Robbery using a weapon
- Level 3: Robbery using a weapon, a lot of force and/or causing serious injury
The guidelines set out by The Sentencing Council in 2016 also make a distinction between robberies carried out using knives and firearms as opposed to other weapons.
Other factors are also taken into account upon sentencing, including:
- If a disguise was used
- If the victim was vulnerable
- The number of people involved in the crime
- The value of property taken
- When the offence took place
- Your role in the robbery
Robbery cases are typically taken to Crown Court, where you will be sentenced should you be found guilty. Sentences range from heavy fines to life imprisonment, although imprisonment of four to five years is commonplace. It is therefore important to gain expert advice from legal professionals as soon as possible.
When you are facing allegations of this sort, you want to know that you have got the best legal team fighting your corner. Here at Draycott Browne, we pride ourselves on our dedication and determination to achieving the best results possible for all of our clients. If you are looking for a leading firm of solicitors who excel in their craft and have expert technical knowledge, then look no further.
We are highly regarded across the legal profession and consistently achieve excellent results for our clients. We have an incredible breadth of knowledge across all areas of criminal law that will help us to provide you with in-depth legal advice, ensure that you have a full understanding of your situation and assemble a robust defence for your case.
24 HOUR AVAILABILITY
Arrests are rarely anticipated, which is why our legal advisors are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to assist you at the police station whenever you need us.
Legal fees can be an unexpected cost that you may struggle to afford. By applying for legal aid, you can relieve financial stress during your case, leaving you to focus on what matters. Our solicitors will guide you through the process of applying for legal aid, ensuring you have the best possible chance of a successful application.
GET IN TOUCH TODAY
If you or someone you know has been accused of robbery and are looking for world-class advice and representation, we can help. Our solicitors can assist you from the very start of your case at the police station, to the very end of your court proceedings. We offer services within Manchester and throughout North West England. With Draycott Browne, you will be receiving years of experience and expertise. Call our criminal law team today on +44 (0)161 228 2244.