This charge was this 20 year olds first offense. He robbed three people at gunpoint (no bullets inside the gun) and only stole their cellphones. What is the minimum and maximum charge he could receive?
This was not a gang related crime and there were no injuries involved.
DUI / DWI Attorney
I agree. 12 years at least. This is not a "second degree" robbery. This is a robbery with an enhancement for use of a firearm. The fact that the gun may have been unloaded is irrelevant. This is a very serious crime. Hire an attorney soon. Most of us provide free consultation.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
I'm in agreement with both answers above. This matter can have very serious consequences with a long prison commitment attached to it. As mentioned previously, the lack of bullets is irrelevant. He needs an attorney. Quickly. Best of luck to you.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
This guy doesn't have many facts going for him -- he's only 20 and committing armed robbery; with a gun; taking cellphones from multiple victims. Is this three separate robberies? My guess is that he will be going to prison. It's not one strike, but three with three separate victims, which means he needs a damn good lawyer. Good luck.
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He is presumed innocent!
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Consumer Protection Attorney
This is a very serious case and he needs an attorney experienced in defending against violent crimes. There is a presumption that, because of the use of the gun (even if unloaded), he should go to prison. He would be less likely to get prison if there was only 1 victim, no injuries, the property taken was not of significant value, and he has some redeeming qualities such as gainfully employed and is enrolled in college. However, from what you have presented, he is likely going to get prison if convicted. Low Term for a 2nd degree robbery is 2 years + 10 years if the use of a gun enhancement is alleged and proven. However, he can get more if the court thinks mid term or upper term for the robbery are appropriate, and he could also get more if the court thinks there should be a sentenced imposed for each of the three victims. I am very experienced in defending against violent crimes in Riverside County and would love to discuss this with you further. Please check out my website at www.jmhattorney.com
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