Hillsborough County Armed Robbery
An arrest on armed robbery charges can wreck your life.
If you are facing the serious charge of armed robbery in Hillsborough County you’ll want to have an experienced criminal defense attorney like Michael Anzalone representing you.
Violent crime isn’t unheard of in Hillsborough County. For example, according to FBI statistics, the annual crime rate says there are about 17 violent crimes committed in the area each year.
For example, in November 2017, a 22-year-old Manchester man was charged with armed robbery during a broad-daylight incident near a skate park. He’s accused of taking money from a 20-year-old victim. If convicted, he could face hard time for a violent crime.What Does an Armed Robbery Charge Mean?
Law enforcement officials and prosecutors in Hillsborough County consider the armed robbery of someone to be a very serious crime. Under state law, you can be charged with armed robbery if you have used any kind of physical force or even if you just threated physical force while committing a theft.
Under state statute RSA 636:1 you can be charged with robbery if you committed a theft crime and during the act of committing that crime you either used physical force on someone or threatened them, intentionally causing them fear. If you threatened them with a weapon, you can be charged with armed robbery.
Hillsborough County Criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone can explain the charges to you and work with you to help get your life heading in the right direction again. You need to understand that in New Hampshire, all robberies are considered felonies.
The circumstances surrounding your case will determine whether you are charged with a Class A felony, which is the most harsh of the charges, or a lesser offense. In Hillsborough County, the judicial system doesn’t take this lightly. This is a crime that can impact your life and that of your family for years to come.
If you are convicted of a Class A felony, the judge can sentence you up to 15 years in prison. If it’s proven that you used a deadly weapon, the sentence can be extended to up to 20 years behind bars. This will be the charge if you were armed, or if you presented yourself in a way that the victim thought you were armed, or if you inflicted serious injury and/or death on another person.
Anyone convicted of a Class B felony would face a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.
In addition, anyone convicted on these charges will also face possible fines of at least $4,000 and they’ll also face probation once they get out of prison.
These are typically considered violent crimes and if you did use any kind of weapon, you can face armed robbery charges.
If you have been arrested on an armed robbery charge, the most important thing you should do is refrain from speaking to law enforcement officers or detectives without a lawyer present. Ask for a lawyer. And remember that you can call Hillsborough County criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone at The Anzalone Law Firm, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Michael and his highly experienced team of associates will be there for you on your journey through the court system, whether you live in Manchester or in rural Hillsborough County. He will help educate you on the charges you face, and whether you should accept a plea deal or take your case before a judge and jury.
Call Michael Anzalone today at 603.548.3797 for a free consultation. Or, if you prefer, you can fill out our online form and we’ll be back in touch with you shortly.