If you are facing Atlanta bank robbery or federal bank robbery criminal charges, you may be intimidated by the gravity of the situation. Fulton County prosecutors are known to be zealous. Because such charges for a bank robbery crime are considered to be serious, it’s important to hire an experienced Atlanta criminal lawyer.
An Atlanta lawyer at The Law Office of Lawrence J. Zimmerman can help you understand the specifics associated with your bank robbery case, such as evidence against you, and help you design a defense to fight the charges in court or work on negotiating lesser charges outside of court with the prosecutor.
In Atlanta, a bank robbery is considered to be a forced intrusion into a banking institution in order to unlawfully and forcefully seize assets such as cash and sensitive information. In the case that the targeted bank subject to the violent crime is considered to be a federal institution, then the associated charges with this crime can be even higher.
Armed robbery is considered to be aggravated robbery because it is carried out with the presence of a weapon or any offensive article. Even an item that appears to be a weapon, which is not actually a weapon, can increase robbery charges to armed robbery charges. It’s important to note that armed robbery that is carried out via means of intimidation is typically charged to a lesser degree.
Armed robbery in Georgia must include the intention of the accused to carry out the theft. It’s important to note that in order for armed robbery charges to lead to conviction, the individual who had their property taken from them must have had the items stolen from their person or they must have been immediately present. If you’ve been accused of armed robbery but aren’t sure if the situation fits this definition, talk to one of our team. Because the laws surrounding robbery are complex, many people have found themselves confessing to worse crimes than they actually committed.
Constructing a strong defense against Atlanta bank robbery charges can be difficult. Therefore, it is recommended to work with a defense lawyer who is experienced in working with bank robbery cases. Some common defense tactics that a defense lawyer may employ against bank robbery charges include:
Because there is so much at stake when it comes to federal armed robbery charges, it’s important to work with an Atlanta defense lawyer as soon as possible to start analyzing the charges against you and determining what your options are for mounting a defense.
In Georgia, the penalties for robbery vary depending on the severity of the crime. The sentencing time can lead up to life in prison and can even lead to the death penalty.
In the state of Georgia, both robbery and armed robbery are classified as felony crimes. Robbery is considered to be the taking of property or assets of another present individual by means of threat or force. If a weapon is introduced in the process of robbery, then this is considered to be a more severe case.
If you rob a federal bank, then this is considered to be a federal crime classified as a felony and is a serious offense. If you are convicted of such a crime, then you can face prison time of up to 20 years and/or have to pay up to $250,000. If you have been charged with federal bank robbery, it’s critical to work with an experienced lawyer who can help you to organize your defense.
The cost of an Atlanta bank robbery defense lawyer will depend on the severity of your charges and other specific details associated with your case. Most lawyers will charge an hourly rate for their services, as well as potentially a retainer fee. The average hourly rate in Georgia can range from $100 to $600 per hour; however, it’s important to speak with your attorney about their specific rates and other associated costs during consultation.
The City of Atlanta is known for being tough on crime, and individuals accused of crimes within the jurisdiction may therefore face unreasonable or unwarranted penalties. If you are being charged with Atlanta bank robbery, a defense lawyer from The Law Office of Lawrence J. Zimmerman can loyally defend you.
Whether your charges are related to armed robbery of a local bank or if they are charges for robbing a federal bank, our team can assist you in constructing a defense strategy. Get started with fighting back against your charges by contacting our law office today.