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Robbery Charges in Manhattan

Need an attorney to defend you against robbery charges?

At The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern we offer experienced legal defense for those who have been charged with robbery in New York. Our firm has extensive trial experience with all types of crimes and has the ability to help you handle the robbery charges against you. Using our firm's experience, you can have the highest chance of having your charges reduced or even dismissed.

Robbery is a crime that is taken very seriously and handled aggressively by prosecution in New York. Therefore, it is vital that you secure experienced legal representation from a Manhattan criminal lawyer.

Under New York penal code §160.15, robbery in the first degree is charged when the offender forcibly steals another's property and in the course of the crime causes serious physical injury to a victim, is armed with a dangerous weapon, uses a dangerous tool to inflict harm or displays a firearm. Robbery in the first degree is a Class B felony and can be punished by up to 25 years in prison. Second- and third-degree robbery carries less-severe penalties but can still drastically alter the defendant's life.

If you have been charged with the criminal offense of robbery, it is a violent felony that is viewed as a very serious offense. Searching for an attorney for your criminal case in New York City? Our firm works hard to protect the rights of our clients, whether that involves performing a thorough investigation, interviewing witnesses, or examining the evidence that the prosecution has used to build their case.

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Felony Robbery Charges in Manhattan

We are ready to fight for your freedom.

Felony robbery charges are extremely serious, and a conviction will change your life forever. It is imperative that you enlist the assistance of an aggressive Manhattan criminal defense attorney to fight for you.


If you are implicated in a robbery case, your freedom could be lost if the right actions are not taken on your behalf. A witness could inaccurately identify a person, or you may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. No matter what circumstances are involved in your case, speak with a skilled Manhattan criminal defense lawyer at The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern right away. 

Categories of Felony Robbery and Penalties

The state of New York categorizes felony robbery into three groups: third degree, second degree, and first degree. The penalties imposed in a conviction varies based on the defendant's age, prior convictions, and the specific circumstances of your case, including any allegation of the use of force, or the use or even the presence of a weapon in the commission of the crime.

Third degree robbery is a class D non-violent felony.


It is the least serious robbery offense, but if convicted, a person can still spend up to 7 years in state prison. Second degree robbery is a class C violent felony and is filed in cases of "group robbery" in which more than one person was involved in committing the crime. It is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. First degree robbery is the most serious offense and is a class B violent felony. These are cases in which it is alleged that there was the use of a deadly weapon or bodily injury to another person. If found guilty, the convicted person could spend up to 25 years in prison as part of the penalty.

Don't leave your case in the hands of a public defender - these lawyers are overworked and rarely have the time or resources to devote to a defense case that is necessary to win. Contact us right away to speak with use about your case. We want to hear your side of the story.

We take the time to develop an understanding of the situation and do what it takes to overpower the accusations against you. Pursue representation from the top criminal defense lawyer in Manhattan to help in your robbery case. If you would like to learn more about how our aggressive defense can be used in your favor, contact us today!

100 Lafayette Street. Suite 501

New York, NY 10013

Phone: 212-571-5500

Fax: 212-571-5500


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