HIGHLY QUALIFIED CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY FOR A CHARGE OF ROBBERY
A felony defense attorney with more than 25 years of experience protects the rights of his clients and gets the best possible results for them in court.
Robbery is an accusation that a person took something from someone else by the use of force, intimidation, or the threat of force according to Penal Code 211.
Also a person may be charged with robbery if he or she used force or resisted arrest during a petty theft or shoplifting incident, commonly referred to as an “Estes” robbery.
Armed robbery is the use of a weapon such as a gun, knife, or dangerous tool during the robbery.
Robbery qualifies as a serious felony, also known as “strike” offense.
HOW THE LAWYER GETS THE CLIENT OUT OF JAIL
Get Released: If you or someone you know has been arrested and put in jail, the defense lawyer helps get the person released from jail as soon as possible.
The procedures to get a person released from custody depend on many factors. Click on the word “released” in blue above to learn more.
STRATEGIES TO GET THE RIGHT RESULTS
Most criminal cases in court are resolved by way of a plea bargain.
Plea Bargain: A plea bargain is an agreement between the criminal defense lawyer, his client, the judge, and the prosecutor to reduce or dismiss the charges, and usually includes an agreement about the appropriate punishment, like no time in jail or an alternative to jail.
Attorney Pflaum has extensive experience with gathering information about his client, analyzing the facts of the case, interviewing witnesses, reviewing the police reports and the evidence, and convincing the prosecutor and judge to eliminate or reduce the charges and avoid time in prison or jail.
This is extremely important with a robbery allegation since a robbery conviction is considered a felony “strike” that may have serious consequences.
Defense Strengths: Good plea bargains come about because the criminal defense attorney knows his client well, investigates the case, carefully reviews the police reports, the medical records, DNA, fingerprints, videos, photographs, tape recordings, 911 calls, forensic evidence, witness interviews, and everything else associated with the case to develop the strengths of a case.
Prosecution Weaknesses: By the same process, the criminal defense attorney develops weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case such as inconsistencies in witness statements, problems with the arrest or the investigation, discrepancies in the conduct of the investigating officers, missing or inconclusive evidence, and problems in the forensic evidence.
Effective Presentation: The criminal defense attorney then makes a persuasive presentation to the judge and prosecutor about the strengths of his client’s case, and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case, to achieve an excellent plea bargain for his client.
If the plea bargain is acceptable to the defense lawyer and his client, then the case proceeds to sentencing in accordance with the plea bargain. If not the case proceeds to further hearings in court and head towards a trial.
Defenses: A jury trial may be successful to prove that a client accused of committing a robbery did not commit the crime, did not intend to steal any property, had consent to have the property, did not take anything from another person, or did not take anything by the use of threat or force.
Often times at trial there may be other ways to defend the case if the witnesses are not credible, the police did not investigate the case well, or there is insufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
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