Robbery, Armed Robbery Defense: Oklahoma City, OK: Martino Law Firm
Under Oklahoma law, Robbery is the wrongful taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his/her person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear. The value of the item(s) taken is irrelevant under the law.
This means that a simple theft allegation can all of a sudden turn into a felony Robbery that can carry up to life in prison if committed using a dangerous weapon or imitation firearm. You can be charged with first or second degree Robbery even if there is no weapon involved. First degree carries a minimum of 10 years in prison and second degree carries a maximum of 10 years in prison. Don’t leave your freedom to chance. Hire experienced counsel to fight for you.
In order to obtain a conviction, the prosecution must be able to prove that the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Often times it may be your word against the alleged victim’s. However, you can offer a solid defense by presenting any witnesses that were present at the time the alleged robbery took place. I may be able to impeach the credibility of the victim’s testimony if it conflicts with the statements that were given to the officers at the time of your arrest.