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Orange County Robbery Defense Attorney

Comprehensive Legal Support for Robbery Charges in Orange County

If you’re facing charges for robbery in Orange County, you could be punished with more than a slap on the wrist. Depending upon the specific situation, you could be ordered to spend years behind bars and pay thousands of dollars in fines and fees. Local prosecutors do not care about your circumstances and will rarely take your financial hardships into consideration when pursuing penalties against you. If you are not properly prepared or represented, you are decreasing your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.

At the Law Offices of Randy Collins, you can count on our skilled attorneys to not only give your case the time and respect that it deserves but also give you one-on-one assistance to help you get back on your feet. Our Orange County robbery lawyers believe that good people can make bad decisions and that those decisions do not define who they are. We want to hear and tell your story so that when your case is complete, you know that every available opportunity to preserve your freedom has been evaluated and used to your advantage.

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Understanding Robbery Laws in California

Distinguishing Robbery from Other Theft Offenses

People often say “I was robbed” whenever something is stolen from them. Robbery is a more serious crime than theft. It is classified as a violent crime even when it does not lead to physical harm. Prosecutors usually seek serious punishment for felony robbery.

According to the Office of the Attorney General, more than 53,000 robberies were reported in California during 2013 (the most recent year in which complete statistics are available). More than 15,000 resulted in arrests.

Robbery Statistics and Trends in California

About 45% of reported robberies took place on a street or sidewalk. Another 21% occurred in a business or other commercial building, while 9% were committed in residences. Bank robberies accounted for only 1.5% of all robberies. The rest took place in different settings, including parks, schools, trains, and government buildings.

Armed and Strong-Armed Robbery Charges

In 2013, almost half of all California robberies were committed with a weapon, and are therefore classified as armed robberies. Prosecutors like to refer to the remaining robberies as “strong-armed” robberies, which is really another way of saying “unarmed” robberies.

Almost two-thirds of armed robberies were committed with a gun. The rest involved other dangerous weapons. Knives were employed in about half of the armed robberies that did not involve a gun. Using any object as a weapon, such as a hammer or a baseball bat, can result in an armed robbery charge when the object is used to coerce the victim into surrendering property.

Legal Definition of Robbery in California

California defines robbery as the taking of personal property from another person, against their will, and doing so by means of force or intimidation.

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Over the years our firm has earned numerous awards and accolades for delivering outstanding legal representation. Some of our awards include: Admission to The National Top Trial Lawyers Association since 2014, AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb Rating, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys Award "10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction" in 2018, Nationally Ranked Top 100 Under 40 in California Attorney Award in 2017, Member of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce since 2018, Martindale-Hubbell Accredited Law Firm, Distinguished in Orange County Metro "Top Attorneys" section, and Featured in Orange Coast Magazine in April 2010 as one of "Orange County's Best Criminal Defense Attorneys".

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