An individual that is charged with robbery or armed robbery is facing a very serious offense due to the nature of the crime. Under Arizona law, the difference between robbery and theft is the taking of another person's property through the use of force or threats. The criminal justice system takes crimes of intimidation or force extremely serious because of the long lasting effects they can have on a victim.

An individual's charge can be increased from robbery to armed robbery if the person uses a weapon or dangerous instrument. Due to the many classifications of what is considered a dangerous instrument, it is very important to hire The Newsome Firm to fight for you.

Some circumstances that may increase a person's punishment may include the following:

  • Use of a dangerous instrument that may cause serious injury to the victim, including a knife, bat, stick, metal pipe, glass bottle, vehicle or other instrument;
  • Use of a deadly weapon, including a gun or rifle;
  • Causing serious bodily injury to the victim, including broken bones or other serious injury.

The type of punishment an individual may face can include imprisonment, probation, community service, restitution, fines and a permanent felony record.

The Newsome Firm will fight hard to present your case and any legal issues involved. Some of the legal issues may include lack of evidence, unreliable witnesses or an inadequate police investigation. The effect of successful legal arguments can result in a possible dismissal of the charges or a reduction of the charges. Contact The Newsome Firm right away to discuss your case.

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