Robbery Defense Attorneys in Chattanooga
Aggressively Protecting Your Legal Rights & Best Interests
Theft and robbery are related crimes in Tennessee, but they are not the same. Robbery is defined as a type of theft, but it also involves the use of force. Because the crime of robbery is committed through the use of violence or threat of violence, it is a very serious offense that is aggressively prosecuted in Tennessee courts.
If you are facing robbery charges in or around the Greater Chattanooga Area, you need a dedicated criminal defense attorney who has experience handling these types of cases. At Speek, Webb, Turn & Newkirk PLLC, you will have the benefit of not only one attorney but a team of seasoned trial lawyers on your side.
Your ability to find a job or rent an apartment may be seriously jeopardized. Your conviction will remain on your criminal record and be accessible on a routine background check. A robbery conviction can taint your reputation and harm family and social relationships, as well.
Our Chattanooga robbery defense lawyers are armed with decades of combined experience and have good professional relationships with local judges. In every case, we seek the best possible outcomes for our clients, whether that involves a case dismissal, reduction of charges or penalties, plea bargain, or another strategy.
What are the Types of Robbery Charges in Tennessee?
In Tennessee, robbery is categorized into three different levels. How you are charged will depend on such factors as whether you used a deadly weapon in the commission of the robbery or whether anyone was seriously injured.
The three types of robbery charges in Tennessee are:
- Robbery: Simple robbery occurs when a person intentionally takes the property of another party while employing force or threat of force. It is charged as a Class C felony and carries penalties of 3 to 15 years in prison and fines up to $10,000.
- Aggravated Robbery: Charges are escalated to aggravated robbery when a deadly weapon was used or when some kind of display indicated that a weapon was present or when someone was seriously injured. This is a Class B felony, punishable by 8 to 30 years in prison and fines up to $25,000.
- Especially Aggravated Robbery: Aggravated robbery can be further escalated when both a deadly weapon was used and someone was seriously injured. Especially aggravated robbery is charged as a Class A felony and is punishable by 15 to 60 years in prison and fines up to $50,000.
Arrested or under investigation for robbery? Reach out to us at (423) 799-3030 today for a FREE consultation.
Further Penalties for Robbery Convictions
A robbery conviction does not only come with criminal penalties; you will likely also face a number of collateral challenges if you are convicted. You may lose your professional license and/or be unable to obtain a professional license in the future. You may be ineligible for educational aid or for admittance to higher educational facilities. Your ability to find a job or rent an apartment may be seriously jeopardized. Your conviction will remain on your criminal record and be accessible on a routine background check. A robbery conviction can taint your reputation and harm family and social relationships, as well.
Get the Help You Need from Speek, Turner & Newkirk PLLC
The attorney you choose to represent you can have a major impact on how your case is resolved. At Speek, Turner & Newkirk PLLC, we advocate tirelessly for our clients. Our Chattanooga robbery defense attorneys have over 70 years of combined experience; we know the system, we know the rules, we know the jargon, and we are dedicated to helping you get fair treatment under the law. We go the extra mile to protect your rights and freedoms.
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