According to the New Hampshire Criminal Code, robbery occurs when a person “uses physical force” when committing a theft or “threatens another with or purposefully puts him in fear of immediate use of physical force” NH RSA 636:1, (a)-(b). In the state of New Hampshire, all robbery offenses are classified as felonies. A felony conviction can impact every area of your life including your ability to obtain employment and live as a free member of society. If you have been charged with a robbery, your best defense is to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you in your legal proceeding.
A Criminal Defense Lawyer on Classifying Robbery
All robberies are charged as felonies. Some robberies are charged as class A felonies and some are charged as class B felonies. According to the New Hampshire criminal code all robberies are a Class B felony except:
- Robberies where a deadly weapon other than a firearm was used;
- Robberies where the accused threatened to use a deadly weapon;
- Robberies where the accused put the victim in a reasonable fear that a deadly weapon would be used; and
- Robberies where the accused inflicted or attempted to inflict serious bodily injury on the victim.
NH RSA 636:1, III. All of the offenses listed above are classified as a Class A felony.
A Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Potential Penalties if Convicted
Persons who are convicted of Class B felony robbery could face a potential sentence ranging from 3 ½ to 7 years in prison. Persons convicted of Class A felony robbery could face a potential sentence ranging from 7 ½ to 15 years in prison.
Persons who are convicted of committing a robbery with the use of a firearm can face a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment.
A Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help
The penalties for conviction of felony robbery are severe. If you have been charged with felony robbery, it would be in your best interests to retain a Nashua criminal defense lawyer to represent you. We have handled numerous felony robbery cases and have the knowledge and experience needed to provide you with a competent defense. We may be able to negotiate a plea for you that could lessen your penalty. If a plea cannot be reached, you can be confident that our Nashua defense lawyer will carry your case to trial and provide you with the best defense possible. If you have any questions or concerns regarding a robbery charge or if you would like to know how we can specifically help you, feel free to contact our office to schedule a consultation.
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with robbery or any other criminal offense, call the Law Office of Chadwick-Fricano-Weber to discuss your case with our experienced criminal defense lawyers. Call our office at (603) 880-6100 to schedule an initial consultation.