When you are charged with a violent crime, such as robbery, it’s important to begin building your defense as soon as possible. In some cases, your attorney may attempt to refute an eyewitness’ testimony. In other cases, an attorney may believe that his or her client’s constitutional rights were violated during an arrest or investigation. Learning what strategies are available is important, as is learning if a plea agreement is a possibility. However, remember that not all plea deals are good for all defendants.
A 32-year-old man has been charged with robbery and charges related to assault. According to police, the man accosted a woman who was on the third floor of the Maryland Live Casino. The incident occurred about 4 a.m. The alleged victim did not suffer any injuries, although police say the man pulled a knife on the woman. He demanded that the woman give him her purse. The man allegedly took the woman’s purse and left the area in a dark vehicle.
It is not known how police identified the man but if they relied on the woman’s victim/witness statement, it is possible that the wrong man was arrested.
There are different strategies that can be used in a robbery defense case, such as providing an alibi or contesting evidence. When your attorney goes over the prosecution’s case with you, he or she can tell advice you about specific strategies.
Everyone deserves to have his or her day in court. You are no different. Make sure you have a knowledgeable, skilled attorney by your side when you do.
Source: The Washington Post, “Arrest is made in robbery at Maryland casino parking garage,” Dana Hedgpeth, April 22, 2016
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