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What is the punishment and possible sentence for felony robbery. (first offense)

Sacramento, CA |
Filed under: Felony crime

i am being accused of felony robbery. i have never gotten into any trouble in my life. not even a traffic ticket. what happens if i cant prove that i am innocent?

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The sentencing range for first degree robbery is 3, 6 or 9 years in state prison; for second degree it's 2, 3 or 5 years in state prison. If this is your first offense probation may be possible with a hefty county jail sentence. Robbery is also a strike which will have consequences on the amount of time you actually serve as well as possible future offenses.

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Mr. Kaman has covered the basic sentence ranges for robbery charges. There can be enhancements for the use of a weapon (particularly a firearm), the age of the victim, whether or not injury was inflicted and how what the value of the property taken was.

Robbery, as a strike, carries a presumption that if convicted, you'll be sent to state prison. That's a presumption only and with no prior record, a probationary sentence and county jail time are distinct possibilities.

Make sure you know that you don't have to prove your innocence - it's up to the DA to prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If they can't, you walk.

Given what's at stake, you need to find the very best criminal defense attorney you can find to help you.

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