Michigan Robbery Charges
In Michigan, robbery is a major felony where a conviction will likely result in jail or even significant prison time. Per the Michigan Robbery statute, MCL 750.530, somebody who, in the course of committing a larceny of any money or other property that may be the subject of larceny, uses force or violence against any person who is present, or who assaults or puts the person in fear, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 years.
What we normally see with this type of charge in addition to normal robbery situations, are cases where somebody fights with a security guard as they exit a store. Unfortunately, many prosecutors believe that any use of force while the defendant leaves the store is enough to enact the robbery statute. Because of this, what would normally be a low level retail fraud misdemeanor turns into a possible prison sentence felony.
As Michigan robbery lawyers, we have dealt with our fair share of armed robbery cases. Per Michigan law MCL 750.529, if while committing an alleged robbery, possesses a dangerous weapon or an article used or fashioned in a manner to lead any person present to reasonably believe the article is a dangerous weapon, or who represents orally or otherwise that he or she is in possession of a dangerous weapon, they can be found guilty of armed robbery, a charge with a possible life imprisonment sentence. Further, if any injury results from the armed robbery, you or your loved one must do a mandatory minimum two yeas incarceration.
If you or a loved one is charged with unarmed robbery or armed robbery in Michigan, expect to have the entire Amberg & Amberg team fighting for you. With innovative motions and defenses, the courage to stand up to tough prosecutors, and the belief in your innocence, we will fight with you to the end. If you or a family member needs our help, call or email us today.