Howard County Robbery Defense Attorneys
Although many people confuse the terms, robbery and burglary are separate offenses with different criteria. Typically, robbery is the more serious offense, but each crime can be charged as a felony and impose significant penalties if you are convicted.
For experienced, aggressive criminal defense representation, contact the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA. We know what it takes to fight felony charges and protect your freedom. When possible, we strive to reduce or dismiss the charges against you. Please call 800-266-8151 or contact us online for a free initial consultation with a Howard County robbery defense lawyer.
Robbery and Burglary Penalties in Maryland Are Harsh
Robbery is a felony that involves the use of force or threat of force in an effort to take property or services from another party. During the commission of the crime, the offender may cause serious physical harm to another person or be armed with a deadly weapon. The degree of the robbery charge depends on the details of the offense, including the amount of harm or injury inflicted on others. Penalties for conviction are stiff and may include prison terms up to 10 years for robbery, 20 years for armed robbery and 30 years for armed carjacking.
If Convicted, You Could Spend Decades in Prison
Burglary, also referred to as breaking and entering, involves entering a building, home or motor vehicle to commit theft or a felony. Penalties for conviction include:
- Felony burglary in the first degree — maximum 20-year prison sentence
- Felony burglary in the second degree — maximum 15-year prison sentence
- Felony burglary in the third degree — maximum 10-year prison sentence
- Trespass/fourth-degree burglary/entering without permission — maximum three-year prison sentence
Whether you are facing burglary or robbery charges, it is critical that you begin working with an attorney as soon as possible so we have time to investigate the incident.
Get Our Defense Attorneys on Your Side
If you’ve been charged with robbery or burglary, call 800-266-8151 today. We have offices in Glen Burnie and Columbia.