Riverside Robbery Attorney
Contact an Experienced Riverside Robbery Attorney Today – 211 PC
Robbery is one of the most serious criminal charges you could be accused of in Riverside County. Being convicted of this crime could result in prison time, expensive fines and having a strike on your criminal record. You should not face these charges in Riverside County courts without the help of an experienced Riverside robbery attorney.
At Wallin & Klarich, our skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers have been successfully defending clients accused of robbery in Riverside for more than 35 years. Few lawyers have more experience handling these types of cases in the local courts than our Riverside robbery attorneys.
If you or someone you love has been accused of robbery, contact a Riverside robbery attorney from Wallin & Klarich at (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation. We will get through this together.
Why You Should Choose a Riverside Robbery Attorney at Wallin & Klarich
For more than 35 years, our skilled criminal defense attorneys have been defending clients facing robbery charges in Riverside County courts. Our success in robbery cases has helped us earn a number of awards and achievements in the legal industry, including a 5 out of 5 AV rating on Lawyers.com, a 10 out of 10 rating on AVVO.com, and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Our Riverside robbery attorneys take great pride in providing our clients with zealous defense and approaching every case with care and respect. Not only do our attorneys understand the valid legal defenses to robbery charges, but we treat each client as if he or she is a member of our own family. View these testimonials from real clients who hired our Riverside law firm to defend them when they were accused of robbery:
“I was devastated when I was falsely accused of robbery in Riverside. I had never been arrested before and all of a sudden, I was facing years in prison. My wife searched the internet and found Wallin & Klarich. She hired the law firm on my behalf and they were able to walk us both through every step of the process. In the end, my case was dismissed because my attorney at Wallin & Klarich was able to show that the allegations were false. I am so happy that we hired Wallin & Klarich to represent me. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone who is accused of a crime in Riverside.”
“Hiring Wallin & Klarich was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I was facing first degree robbery charges in Riverside and was facing many years in prison. I am so thankful that I hired Wallin & Klarich because I was able to avoid going to prison. This result was so much better than I could have hoped for. I owe it all to my robbery attorney at Wallin & Klarich.”
“I would like to say thank you to Wallin & Klarich. They helped me when I was arrested for robbery in Murrieta. The attorneys here really know what they’re doing. I will be sending anyone I know who gets in legal trouble to Wallin & Klarich.”
What is the Crime of Robbery in Riverside? (211 PC)
Under Penal Code 211, the crime of robbery is defined as the felonious taking of personal property directly from another person against that person’s will through the use of force or fear.
In order to convict you of robbery in Riverside County, the prosecution must prove all of the following elements:
- You took property that was not your own
- The property was taken from another person’s possession and immediate presence
- The property was taken against the victim’s will
- You used force or fear to take the property or to prevent the rightful owner of the property from resisting, AND
- When you used force or fear to take the property, you intended to deprive the owner of it permanently or for such an extended period of time that the owner would be deprived of a major portion of the value or enjoyment of the property
Like burglary, there are two different forms of robbery in Riverside: first degree robbery and second degree robbery.
First Degree Robbery Charges in Riverside
First degree robbery is a felony offense in Riverside County. You commit first degree robbery if any of the following are true in your case:
- You committed the crime in an inhabited dwelling
- Your robbery was committed against a person who was using or had just finished using an ATM
- The victim was a driver of a vehicle for hire or public transportation (such as a bus, taxi or subway driver)
Second Degree Robbery Charges in Riverside
Second degree robbery includes all actions that meet the elements of the crime but do not meet the specific requirements to be considered first degree robbery. This violation of PC 211 is also a felony offense.
Regardless of whether you were charged with first or second degree robbery, you face harsh consequences if convicted. Contact a skilled Riverside robbery attorney at (877) 466-5245 so we can discuss the facts of your case and start building a winning defense to robbery charges.
What Happens When You are Arrested for Robbery in Riverside?
In Riverside County, you will likely be held at the jail facility nearest to the location of your arrest if you are arrested for robbery. If you are attempting to locate a loved one who has been arrested for robbery in Riverside County, visit our Riverside jail information page.
The arraignment will be your first court hearing following your robbery arrest. The purpose of the arraignment is to inform you of the specific charges you are facing. At the arraignment, you will also:
- Be informed of issues relating to bail or release
- Be informed of any future court date, and
- Be allowed to enter a plea of guilty, not guilty or no contest
You should not go to your arraignment without first seeking the help of an experienced Riverside robbery attorney. Our experienced robbery lawyers at Wallin & Klarich will help you prepare for the arraignment and we may be able to help you save thousands of dollars in bail bonds fees. For more information about how our law firm may be able to save you money on bail, visit our Riverside bail information page.
Possible Sentence for Robbery in Riverside County
The sentence you face for robbery will depend upon the circumstances of your case and the type of robbery you are convicted of.
If you are convicted of felony first degree robbery, you face up to six years in state prison and up to $10,000 in fines. Second degree robbery is a felony offense punishable by up to five years in state prison and fines of up to $10,000.
You could also face additional time in custody for first or second degree robbery depending upon the circumstances of the case. For instance, you could face an additional three to six years in prison if your robbery caused someone to suffer great bodily injury. Using a gun during the commission of a robbery could lead to you spending anywhere from 10 years to life in prison in Riverside County.
Additionally, you will receive a strike on your criminal record under the Three Strikes law if you are convicted of robbery. If you are convicted of a strike crime and you have a previous strike on your record, your sentence could be doubled. You face 25 years to life in prison if you are convicted of a third strike offense.
These are severe penalties, and you should not face these consequences without the help of an experienced Riverside robbery attorney from Wallin & Klarich. Let us help you now. Call our law firm at (877) 466-5245 so we can begin working on your case.
Defenses to Robbery Charges in Riverside
Our skilled criminal defense attorneys have been successfully defending clients facing robbery charges in Riverside County courts for more than 35 years. Here are some of the common legal defenses our lawyers have used to earn favorable outcomes in our clients’ cases:
- You believed you had the right to claim the property – If you had a good faith belief that you had a right to the specific property that was taken, you may have a valid legal defense to the charges against you. The court will consider all of the facts that were known to you at the time you obtained the property when determining if your belief was in good faith.
- You did not use force or fear – In order to be convicted of robbery in Riverside County, the prosecution must prove that you used force or fear to commit the crime. A Riverside robbery attorney from Wallin & Klarich may be able to show that a reasonable person would not have been in fear in that situation in order to defend you against these charges.
- You did not take the property – If you did not take the property you are accused of taking, you should not be convicted of robbery in Riverside.
Our Riverside law firm will assess your case based on the facts and determine which valid legal defense, if any, may result in you obtaining the most favorable outcome possible in your case.
Call an Experienced Riverside Robbery Attorney at Wallin & Klarich
Being convicted of robbery in Riverside comes with severe consequences that could impact you for the rest of your life. You should not face these harsh penalties without the help of a skilled and knowledgeable Riverside robbery attorney.
Our criminal lawyers at Wallin & Klarich have been successfully defending clients accused of robbery in Riverside County courts for more than 35 years. We can help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
Our office can be found in Riverside, right across the street from the Riverside courthouse. The office is located at:
Wallin & Klarich: A Law Corporation
4229 Main St. Suite A/B
Riverside, CA 92501
Contact our law firm today at (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation regarding your burglary case.