Columbus Armed Robbery Attorney
Charged with armed robbery in Columbus?
Taking or attempting to take goods or money belonging to another without consent and by the use of force or intimidation is a violation of the law. When the attempt or actual theft is accomplished by one using or displaying a deadly weapon, the crime is considered aggravated robbery, and is a felony offense with harsh penalties. In the event there are one or more accomplices, they can be held accountable and prosecuted as well. The penalties for a conviction can vary based on different circumstances. For instance, if the act was committed against an elderly or if the robber takes the weapon of a law enforcement officer, the criminal charges can increase against the defendant. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, we have more than 15 years of legal experience and have defended many theft cases as well as serious armed robbery, weapons charges, and murder/manslaughter criminal matters.
Know Your Rights After an Arrest for Armed Robbery
An armed robbery allegation is serious and if convicted the offender may spend time in prison and pay large fines along with other punishments. The prosecution must present a case and convince the court beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty as charged. Their evidence typically consists of witness accounts, victim statements, forensics and anything else that supports their arguments. Often arresting officers make mistakes in their reports, during the arrest or when handling evidence. A defense team can inspect each piece of evidence, the facts of the case, and challenge when necessary with the goal of reduced charges or a full case dismissal on behalf of the defendant.
Armed Robbery Consequences
If during the course of a robbery, the offender uses or threatens to use a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance, seriously injures another, and takes property without authorization, the penalties can be significant. A conviction for aggravated theft can include:
- 3-10 years in prison
- Fines up to $20,000
Sentencing can vary and that depends on the circumstances of the incident and other factors specified in the statutes. Our law firm can discuss the details of your case with you and advise you of the options for defending your case. If convicted of armed robbery, you may spend time in prison. Call our firm today if you need a lawyer for a theft charge in Columbus! Free initial case evaluations are available.
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A criminal case can be very stressful. The Meranda Law Firm can help you with this process. Zack is there to make sure that you get the best personal one on one help you can get. So you don't get pushed around in the system. Takes all the worry out of your case. Very down to earth guy. Easy to talk too. Without Zack I don't know where I would be right now. Thanks Zack; can't tell you how much I appreciate the help you gave me. If you are looking for a lawyer that can take the stress out of your case Zack is your guy- Jeff w
There are three reasons I recommend Zachuary Meranda if you are arrested for DUI. First off, he is a straight shooter. Never did he sugar coat my situation. Second, he handled everything while keeping me informed and walked me through everything as it progressed. Third, he got me the result- NO DUI!!! Thanks Zak!- Shane Dolen
We are very appreciative of the efforts put forth by Zach Meranda. The outcome was positive and he made us feel secure in an out of control situation. Felt glad to have him defending us and having his common sense approach to our case. We would recommend his services to anyone in need.- Anonymous
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Zach is incredibly professional and will work as hard as he can for you, no matter how big or small your case is. He shows genuine concern and interest in his client and the situation. He is straight forward and honest. Zach was the third attorney on my case and the only one that actually took the time to become familiar with my case. He was not intimidated as my previous attorneys were and his competency resulted in my case ending in a very satisfying outcome.- Rylan Burrie
What should I do if my child was arrested?No parent wants their child to have to go through an ordeal like being arrested. When these situations do occur, it can be difficult to determine what the best course of action would be. The juvenile justice system is different from the adult justice system and so it is important that you have a legal representative who understands the juvenile system and can help you get through this time. Whether your child has been accused of DUI, a drug crime, a misdemeanor, or a felony, you will be able to have peace of mind knowing that we are there helping you every step of the way.
Can I afford a criminal defense attorney?Another question you will have to consider when deciding which defense lawyer to handle your case is whether or not you can afford it. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, we want to be able to provide reasonable rates to our clients so that you can get the help you need. In order to give you an idea of how much it will be, we will meet with you in a free consultation and discuss what kind of fees you could expect.
How do I appeal my conviction?What should you do if you have already been convicted of a crime and have received your sentence? If you believe that justice was not served, your first step should be to contact our firm to see if we could help you appeal your case. Not every attorney takes on appeal cases they can be more complex and time-consuming than other cases. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, however, we are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients, no matter how difficult the case. If you want us to look over your case, please contact our team as soon as possible.