Robbery is a theft accomplished through either violence or the threat of violence. For example, if you take someone’s wallet, you can be charged with theft. If you threaten someone with a knife or even just your fist, and then take the wallet, you can be charged with robbery.
The lawyers of Howard C. Cohen & Associates frequently represent clients who have been charged with robbery. One of the strongest potential defences in a robbery case is the weakness of the alleged victim’s ability to positively identify our client as the perpetrator.
Many robberies are muggings. The victim typically does not know the mugger. If the perpetrator is not caught at the scene with the stolen property in hand, it can be very difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he or she actually committed the crime.
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