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When you break into somebody’s house, that is burglary. When you threaten them with violence or point a gun or other weapon at them, that’s robbery — and that is a much more serious crime with much more serious penalties.
At The Woods Law Office, PLLC in Pierce County, it our job to minimize the consequences you face with robbery charges. It is our goal to have you acquitted or have the charges dismissed. And while that is not always possible, you can count on Tacoma theft lawyer Doug Woods to mount an aggressive, smart and strategic defense to obtain the best possible outcome.
Robbery in the First Degree
This is a Class A felony — putting it in the same category as Murder in the First Degree. The Penalties for Robbery in the First Degree include:
- A maximum of life in prison
- A fine of up to $50,000
A charge of Robbery in the First Degree stems from possession of a deadly weapon (a gun, a knife or other weapon so categorized) during the commission of a crime or when trying to escape capture, displaying what appears to be a lethal weapon, using a weapon to inflict bodily harm — in other words, you have committed an assault with a deadly weapon. Moreover, robbing a bank or other financial institution is always considered a case of First Degree Robbery. If charged with this crime, you need the strategic legal expertise of a Tacoma robbery attorney.
Robbery in the Second Degree
Robbery in the Second Degree is a Class B felony. In Washington State’s “three strikes” law, it is considered a strike offense. Penalties for a first offense can range from three to nine months in prison. Adults with a previous criminal history could be looking at a prison term of up to 84 months (seven years) for an adult offender.
Contact our Pierce County robbery defense law firm for a free consultation
Doug Woods is not only a robbery attorney in Tacoma but also a former prosecutor with a track record of success in defending clients against robbery charges. To schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your situation and your options, please contact us online. We offer weekend and evening appointments and flexible, affordable payment plans.