Bank robbery is a federal crime, and, if you are facing charges, you will need a criminal defense lawyer who is qualified to try cases at the federal level.
If you have been arrested on a bank robbery charge, you will need to immediately contact Michael Anzalone. These are incredibly serious charges and he is ready to help you.
If you’ve been accused of robbing a bank, you should understand that your case is going to be investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. And more than likely, you will end up facing prison time.
Robbery in and of itself is a serious crime. But when you add banks to the mix, it becomes a federal crime. And if convicted, you will land in federal prison.
It is imperative that you find an attorney who is qualified to practice at the federal level. Criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone has experience representing suspected bank robbers. His goal is to get the best possible outcome in your case.
It’s not an easy road. Especially depending on the evidence the FBI collects against you. Federal prosecutors take tough stances on bank robbers and it is often difficult to win an acquittal. But at The Anzalone Law Firm, we will fight for your rights and work hard on your behalf.
The best bet for your case is for your attorney to check out the credibility of all evidence that’s collected and to check out the witnesses who are lined up to testify against you.
Here is what you can expect if you are convicted on bank robbery charges:
It is a Class A felony is someone dies during the commission of a robbery. The maximum sentence here is death.
A Class B felony occurs when a bank robbery involves a weapon or other kind of dangerous device. A conviction carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.
If you are convicted on a charge of theft of more than $1,000 without threats or violence, you are looking at a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
If the robbery consists of the theft of less than $1,000 without threats or violence, the maximum sentence drops to one year in jail.
As you can see, these are serious charges. And federal prosecutors will present cases that a well thought out and complete. Your attorney will consider all the evidence against you and try to determine whether any evidence is illegal. If so, he or she will work to have that supressed before the case goes to trial. Or, if the evidence isn’t that strong, your criminal defense lawyer may suggest that you attempt to obtain a plea arrangement. This occurs when you plead guilty to a lesser charges in exchange for a lighter sentence.
At any rate, this will be a difficult time for you and we understand that. Before your trial, your reputation may take a huge hit. And your family may bail on you. If you reach a plea deal that avoids prison time you still may lose your job. So, there are many factors at play.
The best advice is to call Michael Anzalone at The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, to schedule a free consultation.