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Minnesota Robbery Defense Attorneys

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For 30 years the Minnesota criminal defense attorneys of Neff Law Firm, P.A., in the greater Twin Cities area of Minneapolis / St. Paul have been providing legal assistance to people facing misdemeanor or felony robbery charges. By immediately enlisting the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Minnesota, you are taking the first step to effectively protect your rights.

How Does Minnesota Define Robbery?

Neff Law Firm, P.A.'s, Minnesota robbery defense lawyers, take quick and decisive action once clients seek them out because they know that being convicted of a robbery charge will impact every aspect of your life from your freedom to your reputation. They will first look to see if your actions and the evidence that has been collected to be used against you fit the elements of robbery, which are:

When someone who has knowledge that they are not entitled to another's personal property and takes said property in the presence of another and uses or threatens the imminent use of force or harm against any person to overcome the person's resistance or powers of resistance to give up the property.

The person who takes the property at issue by compelling another and who carries away the property is guilty of robbery and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 10 years or to payment of a fine of not more than $20,000, or both.

Additionally, a person committing a robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon or any article used or fashioned in a manner to lead the victim to reasonably believe it to be a dangerous weapon, or inflicts bodily harm upon another, is guilty of aggravated robbery in the first degree and the penalties are they may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 20 years or to payment of a fine of not more than $35,000, or both.

Finally, whoever, while committing a robbery, implies, by word or act, possession of a dangerous weapon, is guilty of aggravated robbery in the second degree and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 15 years or to payment of a fine of not more than $30,000, or both.

Examples of robbery include stealing while threatening a store clerk, armed bank robbery and carjacking. Unlike theft, victims of robbery are aware of the crime being committed and are actively part of the events that constitute the robbery.

Neff Law Firm, P.A.'s, Extensive Experience Handling Robbery Cases

Not only does Fred Neff, the founding lawyer at the firm, understand how to defend against misdemeanor and felony charges of robbery, he used to be a prosecutor who had success convicting people on robbery charges. A former deputy sheriff who used to work alongside Fred Neff when he was a prosecutor had this to say about his legal skills:

"My experience working with Fred Neff goes back to the late 1970s and into 1980 when I was a deputy sheriff and he was an assistant county attorney who did an outstanding job as a criminal prosecutor. Fred Neff and I have worked successfully on many different legal cases together. Lawyer Fred Neff does an excellent job in handling criminal cases. On numerous occasions, Fred and I took cases to trial and won. We successfully won all of the many cases that Fred and I took to trial."

Fred Neff uses this experience and success to now help people facing robbery charges build strong, clear, effective cases in their defense. He will analyze every key piece of evidence, make persuasive arguments, and treat his clients with respect when pursuing the best outcome for their situation.

Contact a Proactive and Protective Twin Cities Criminal Defense Law Firm Today

Contact the Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers at Neff Law Firm, P.A., to get the aggressive representation you need in defense of any type of robbery criminal charge. At your in-person consultation you can discuss the options in your case and how the firm will defend your rights following an arrest. For an appointment with a Minnesota lawyer at either the Minneapolis area office (Edina) or in the St. Paul area (Roseville) please call 952-831-6555 today.

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