Connecticut Robbery Defense Attorneys
Experienced attorneys defending individuals accused of robbery in Connecticut
Under Connecticut law, robbery is the act of taking another person’s property through the use of force or the threat of force. (Theft crimes, on the other hand, do not involve force.) Common examples of acts that could constitute robbery include holding up a bank, carjacking, robbing a convenience store by threatening the clerk, or mugging. Allegations of robbery in Connecticut are a serious matter and can expose you to sentences of up to twenty years in jail. Anyone accused of robbery should retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Attorney Felice Duffy is a former federal prosecutor; defense attorney Paul Thomas is a former federal defender. They have a thorough understanding of Connecticut criminal law and procedure. They provide zealous criminal defense representation and are committed to obtaining the best possible result in each case they take. To schedule a free consultation with Ms. Duffy or Mr. Thomas, call Duffy Law today at 203-946-2000.
Legal defenses may be available
There may be a variety of legal defenses available to you if you are facing a Connecticut robbery case. Some of the most commonly used are detailed below:
- Creating reasonable doubt as to one element of the crime – As is the case with other criminal offenses, to obtain a conviction, the state must establish every element of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. The most basic form of robbery — robbery in the third degree — is comprised of two elements: the commission of a larceny, and the use or threat of physical force. Casting reasonable doubt as to the existence of either of these elements will likely secure an acquittal.
- Alibi – An alibi defense involves introducing evidence that you were somewhere other than the scene of the crime when the alleged offense took place.
- The suppression of evidence – The 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits law enforcement from engaging in unreasonable search and seizure. When they violate this prohibition, any evidence gathered may be excluded from the evidence the court may consider. Without critical evidence, the prosecution may be forced to drop your case or, alternatively, a judge or jury may decide to acquit you.
These and other defenses may be available in your case, and an experienced lawyer will be able to review the facts of your case and determine whether any apply.
Call Duffy Law, LLC to discuss your case with a skilled Connecticut robbery defense lawyer
Robbery is a serious crime that carries equally serious legal penalties. If you are accused of robbery, you should discuss your rights and options with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. In many cases, there are various legal defenses available that experienced Attorneys Felice Duffy and Paul Thomas can bring on your behalf. Even in cases where it seems there is overwhelming evidence against you, Attorneys Duffy and Thomas will likely be able to negotiate a significantly more favorable plea agreement with the prosecutor than you would be able to obtain without counsel. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Connecticut robbery defense attorney, call Duffy Law, LLC in New Haven today at 203-946-2000.