Have you been arrested for robbery charges and are concerned about your future and freedom? It is very important that you hire a seasoned Everett criminal defense lawyer for your case to ensure that you get a fair trial and that your rights are protected.
This offense is considered a violent theft crime and so the penalties and punishments are also harsh and rigid. If you are convicted, you could face jail time, pay huge penalties, and tarnish your reputation. In addition to the immediate consequences, you could find it difficult to get a job, rent property, or get a loan. Penalties for this offense can be enhanced if proven that a weapon is used during the robbery.
In the state of Washington, robbery can be categorized as either first degree or second degree, depending on the severity of the crime. In first degree felony charges, a person may have inflicted harm or be in possession of a deadly weapon. With second degree felony charges, there would have been no one injured or hurt during the act and no weapon in possession.