Defending Against Common Law Robbery Charges in North Carolina

DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall offers specialized legal defense services for individuals facing common law robbery charges in North Carolina. With offices in Raleigh and Morehead City, our experienced criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to providing robust legal representation to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case.

Understanding Common Law Robbery

Distinction Between Robbery Types: Robbery in North Carolina is categorized into two types: common law robbery and armed robbery. The key difference lies in the use of a weapon; common law robbery, or "strong-arm robbery," does not involve a weapon, focusing instead on the use of force or threat to take property.

Severity of Charges: Both types of robbery are felonies, with common law robbery classified as a Class G felony, potentially leading to up to 50 months in prison. Armed robbery, involving a dangerous weapon, is a Class D felony, with sentences reaching up to 204 months.

Potential Defenses for Common Law Robbery

Exploring Defense Strategies: A seasoned criminal defense attorney can explore various defenses, including:

  • Challenging the prosecution's evidence
  • Arguing lack of criminal intent
  • Mistaken belief regarding property ownership
  • Attempting to reclaim rightfully owned property
  • Mistaken identity or false accusations
  • Absence of force, intimidation, or victim fear
  • No victim presence during the alleged crime

Why Choose DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall?

Expert Legal Representation: Our firm brings over 40 years of experience in criminal law, both in federal and state courts. We are committed to conducting a comprehensive investigation of your case, ensuring your constitutional rights are upheld, and challenging improperly seized evidence.

Personalized Defense Approach: Understanding the serious implications of common law robbery charges, we tailor our defense strategies to the specifics of your case, aiming for a dismissal or reduction of charges whenever possible.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Facing common law robbery charges can have profound and lasting effects on your life. If you're dealing with such charges in Wake County or surrounding areas, it's crucial to have an experienced legal team on your side. Contact DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall at 919-833-5555 for a free consultation to discuss your defense options and safeguard your future.


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