Portland Armed Robbery Defense Attorneys
Criminal Defense Lawyers in Portland, Oregon
Robbery is the act of using violence and/or threats to obtain property from another. Armed robbery is a more serious criminal offense which involves an offender committing robbery while armed with a deadly weapon. In Oregon, armed robbery is a serious felony offense and if convicted a defendant may face up to 20 years in state prison.
If you have been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery, waste no time in contacting a defense lawyer as soon as possible. With a skilled Portland criminal defense lawyer on your side, you will have the opportunity of avoiding the harsh penalties that are associated with this criminal offense. Armed robbery cases often involve physical evidence, such as a video surveillance, fingerprints or DNA evidence which may point to guilt. Your attorney will need to work to prove that this was collected illegally or that you were falsely implicated by this evidence or by witness testimony.
It can be excessively difficult to defend armed robbery charges, but with persistence, knowledge and aggressive legal representation it is possible for a skilled criminal defense attorney to help you reach an outcome that will benefit your future and will protect your freedom.
Armed Robbery Charges in Portland, Oregon
Armed robbery is a Class A felony under Oregon statutes. Classified as first degree robbery, this is also a violent crime covered under Oregon Ballot Measure 11. As such, a person will face a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 7 years, 6 months. The maximum penalty is 20 years in state prison. This minimum sentence cannot be reduced for parole or good behavior, and a juvenile arrested for armed robbery will be tried as an adult. Due to this, you cannot hesitate in consulting and working with a defense lawyer regarding your armed robbery charges.
Contact a Portland armed robbery lawyer at our firm regarding your case and to find out how we can defend your rights.