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Robbery Attorney in Indianapolis

Being charged with robbery is a serious matter that calls for the services of a trusted criminal defense lawyer. The consequences of a robbery conviction can be devastating to you and your family. It is essential to ensure that you have a strong defense which can only occur with the help of an attorney who has is experienced in handling cases such as yours. That includes extensive trial preparation and experience in court. Without it, you face the prospect of being underrepresented in a matter that puts your freedom and future at stake.

At the Law Office of B.D. Williams, you can depend on our well-respected and proven attorney. As your Indianapolis robbery lawyer, he will work vigorously to protect your constitutional rights, ensure you have a fair trial should your case go that far, and do everything possible to help you obtain the best possible result. Our firm consistently offers strong, focused, and thoroughly-prepared advocacy whether negotiating with prosecutors for reduced charges or fighting for you before a judge and jury. You and your case are our top priority. 

Accused of robbery in Indianapolis or the surrounding counties of Tippecanoe or Madison? Book your free consultation at the Law Office of B.D. Williams by contacting us online or at (317) 458-9911

Robbery Charges in Indianapolis

Under Indiana law, robbery is committed when  you knowingly or intentionally take someone else’s property from them. This can be confused with theft. 

However, to be elevated to the charge of robbery, the act must generally be done by:

  • The use of force
  • Intimidation
  • Threatened force
  • Putting the alleged victim in fear

Theft can occur without the victim being present or having been threatened with force or made fearful. 

Robbery committed as stated above is charged as a Level 5 felony. However, if you used a deadly weapon or if you caused serious bodily injury to the alleged victim, it can be raised to a Level 2 felony. 

Robbery is a Level 4 felony when you knowingly take a controlled substance from a pharmacist or a pharmacy by using force, threats, or instilling fear in the alleged victim. It can also be elevated to a Level 3 or 2 felony if a deadly weapon is used in the commission of the robbery or if you caused bodily injury to the alleged victim. A Level 3 felony involves bodily injury while a Level 2 felony involves “serious” bodily injury. 

The penalties for a Level 5 felony include one up to six years in prison with an “advisory” sentence of three years. Advisory sentences are guidelines for judges to use when imposing sentences. The penalties for a Level 3 felony includes three to 16 years of imprisonment with an advised sentence of nine years. The penalty for a Level 2 felony include 10 up to 30 years in prison with an advisory sentence of 17.5 years. All of these felonies carry a fine of up to $10,000 as well. 

Turn to a Reputable Indianapolis Robbery Lawyer

How your case turns out may heavily depend on the competence of your attorney. Judges are not required to follow advisory sentencing guidelines and, with the right attorney, may be convinced to reduce a sentence. Furthermore, your attorney may be able to uncover evidence favorable to you that puts a conviction in doubt. This exemplifies why you need established, proven, and committed legal representation when facing the very serious charge of robbery. Our firm brings strong qualifications and an aggressive stance to the defense of all criminal charges. 

Brian D. Williams
As a Chicago-area criminal defense attorney, Brian personally handled numerous criminal cases including felony drug and weapon cases as well as misdemeanor traffic, drug, and weapon cases. Afterward, Brian returned to Indianapolis, took and passed the Indiana Bar examination, and was admitted to the Indiana Bar.
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Arrests and criminal charges are among the greatest challenges you will ever face. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, you are likely experiencing stress, confusion, and uncertainty. You may not know where to turn, what your charges mean, and how they will affect you. Your reputation, your job or career, your future, and your freedom may all be at stake. 

At the Law Office of B.D. Williams, we understand the duress of criminal charges and being thrown into a system you may not fully understand. Our mission is to help you at this critical time, to provide the legal support you need, to advise and counsel you on your rights and options, and to see that you are treated fairly throughout the legal process. The State of Indiana has harsh criminal laws and the penalties for a criminal conviction can be quite severe. Even if the charge is relatively minor, you will want to know that your attorney brings competence and commitment to the fight. 

When you retain our services, you can have confidence knowing that our defender has substantial trial experience. Whether you are facing a minor misdemeanor or a more serious felony, your case will be handled with diligence and dedication. 

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