Robberies are among the most common crimes committed in the United States, and one of the most common types of robberies are aggravated robberies. Noting this, it’s imperative for those accused of such acts to speak with a defense lawyer as soon as possible — and that’s where we come in. We’re experienced defense lawyers that are experts in Utah law, thereby allowing us to help you avoid serious punishment. Additionally, we make it a point not to judge. We listen, we advise and we’ll devise a plan to defend you in court.
Robbery Laws in Utah
A robbery is essentially any type of crime that involves taking a belonging from another person by using either force or the threat of force. Aggravated robberies are classified as robberies that include a weapon, an accomplice or incidents where serious harm was inflicted on an individual. For example, if someone broke into a business wielding a baseball bat and demanded that the cashier turn over the cash register, that would be an example of aggravated robbery — even if the cashier was unharmed.
In Utah, robberies are crimes that are taken very seriously. In fact, according to state law, they’re classified as Class 2 felonies. Those who are convicted of robbery can face up to 15 years of jail time and may also have to pay a $10,000 fine.
Aggravated Robbery in Utah
Aggravated robbery in Utah is classified as a Class 1 felony and therefore carries a stiffer penalty. Those convicted of aggravated robbery may face up to life in prison in addition to a $10,000 fine.
What is the Typical Sentence if Found Guilty of Robbery?
Like we noted above, aggravated robbery is a felony of the first degree, meaning that the penalty for those convicted of it is much harsher than the one to 15 years for a conventional robbery. If a judge is weighing punishment for someone accused of aggravated robbery, they’ll typically consider aggravating and mitigating factors. The former is considered anything that supports a stiffer penalty, where the latter is anything that might favor the defendant in the quest for a lesser punishment. For instance, an aggravating factor might consist of a robbery where the assailant ties up, takes someone hostage for a period of time or performs a sex act on while in the process of the robbery. Mitigating factors may include things like mental state, sorrow expressed from the defendant or a previously clean record.
Charged with Aggravated Robbery in Utah? Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation
If you’ve been charged with robbery, know that you’re entitled to legal representation. That’s where we come in.
We’re big believers in there being two sides to every story, which is why we’re proud to represent defendants as part of their right as Americans. Furthermore, we find that many of our defendants are innocent, with nothing more than baseless accusations made against them. Would you want to lose everything for something that wasn’t even your fault?