Standing Up To Robbery Allegations
If you have been accused of robbery, the stakes are high. You need an attorney who is willing to work hard to chip away at the case against you, striving to reduce the charges or reduce the sentence and put you in the best position possible. Years in prison are on the line. In armed robbery cases, the minimum is 21 years, and that goes up if there are allegations of injuries to the victim. My name is Stephen L. Richards. With more than 25 years of experience on my side, I know how to attack robbery charges to obtain positive results.
How Strong Is The Evidence Against You?
On the surface, it may look like the evidence against you is strong. Looks can be deceiving. I know how to pick apart evidence bit by bit, starting with the identification. I am familiar with identification procedures and can quickly spot flaws.
I am also skilled in dealing with DNA and scientific evidence. Is there DNA evidence that supposedly proves you committed the robbery? What if no testing has been done? The absence of DNA evidence may not be a positive thing, depending on the circumstances. I may recommend that DNA testing be conducted in order to prove that you did not commit the robbery. DNA evidence can be just as effective in the hands of a skilled defense attorney.
The law does not require that statements be recorded in robbery cases. That can be an issue. However, it is an issue that I know how to deal with. A reconstruction of the interrogation may need to be created. This may lead to statements being suppressed if some aspect of the interrogation was handled incorrectly or violated your constitutional rights.