Armed Robbery in Michigan
Robbery with the use or threat of a weapon is a serious charge that could send you to prison for life.
Robbery is the taking or attempted taking of anything from another person by threat of force, violence, or by putting the victim in fear of immediate harm. Armed robbery, as the name indicates, is the use of a weapon during the crime. There were over 7,000 reported robberies in Michigan in 2016 alone, and a majority of those robberies were committed with a weapon in Southeastern Michigan.
If you’ve been charged, or believe the police suspect you of armed robbery, please contact Michigan Justice at (586) 221-4100. Our firm’s lead criminal defense attorney, Goran Antovski has handled many cases for and with the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office and possesses insider knowledge which he uses to secure the best possible outcomes for our clients.
Armed Robbery Charges
In order to prove an armed robbery charge, a prosecutor must be able to show the court:
- That the person charged with armed robbery used force, violence, or assaulted another person.
- They did so while in the course of committing a larceny. A “larceny” is the taking and movement of someone’s property or money with the intent to take it away permanently.
- The alleged victim was present while the person charged with armed robbery was in the course of committing the larceny
- And, during the larceny, the person charged with armed robbery either:
- possessed a weapon designed to be dangerous and capable of causing death or serious injury; or
- possessed any other object capable of causing death or serious injury that was used as a weapon; or
- possessed any object used or fashioned in a manner to lead the person who was present to reasonably believe that it was a dangerous weapon; or
- represented orally or otherwise that they were in possession of a weapon.
The potential penalty for armed robbery in Michigan is any term of years in prison, up to and including life.
Also, if an aggravated assault or serious injury occurred during the robbery, an additional enhanced sentence which tacks on a consecutive, mandatory prison term of two years will apply to the overall penalty.
Help with Armed Robbery Charges is Available
Armed robbery charges are very serious and so are the penalties if you’re convicted—you could spend the rest of your life in prison. At Michigan Justice, we fight for our clients using comprehensive and thorough criminal defense strategies. If you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (586) 221-4100. It is important that you have a lawyer ready to protect your rights and your freedom.