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New York Penal Code %c2%a7 160 05 Robbery Third Degree

By Spodek Law Group | July 17, 2023
(Last Updated On: July 27, 2023)

Last Updated on: 27th July 2023, 04:34 pm

Facing Robbery Charges in New York? How an Attorney Can Help

If you’ve been arrested for robbery in the third degree under New York Penal Code §160.05, you need legal representation, and fast. Robbery is always a serious charge, but a skilled criminal defense lawyer can often get charges reduced or even dismissed. Let’s take a closer look at how the law defines robbery in the third degree in New York and how a lawyer like Todd Spodek can defend your rights.

The key factors that make a crime third degree robbery under NY law are using force to steal property from another person. Section 160.05 states that forcibly stealing property constitutes robbery in the third degree, a Class D felony. Force can encompass physical force, threats of immediate harm, or intimidation that puts a victim in fear of injury. The stolen property can be anything of value, including money, jewelry, electronics or even clothing.

Conviction of third degree robbery carries potential penalties of 1-7 years in prison. With your freedom on the line, the importance of proactive legal defense can’t be overstated. An experienced attorney will thoroughly analyze the prosecution’s evidence and identify any constitutional, procedural or factual weaknesses in their case.

For example, if the physical evidence or witness testimony is contradictory or lacks credibility, an lawyer can attack it to sow reasonable doubt of your guilt. Or if your arrest involved police misconduct like lack of probable cause, coerced statements, or improper search & seizure, critical evidence against you may be suppressed and the case dismissed.

An adept attorney also knows how to negotiate with prosecutors to get charges reduced in exchange for a guilty plea deal. Depending on the circumstances, third degree robbery can potentially be pleaded down to petit larceny, a Class A misdemeanor with lighter penalties.

Spodek Law Group has successfully defended many clients facing robbery allegations under §160.05. Through meticulous case review and skilled negotiation, they’ve achieved charge dismissals, acquittals at trial, and plea bargains minimizing penalties in numerous alleged robbery cases over the years.

For example, one client was accused of grabbing merchandise from a retail store and pushing an employee while fleeing. After assessing the evidence and witnesses, Todd Spodek was able to demonstrate inconsistencies in accounts of events and questionable force used against the employee. As a result, he secured a very favorable plea deal reducing the robbery charges down to misdemeanor petit larceny with probation instead of years in prison.

Every robbery case has unique details that an experienced lawyer can capitalize on. Don’t leave your fate to chance – if you are under investigation or have been arrested for robbery in the third degree in New York, contact Spodek Law Group immediately. Their track record of results speaks for itself. With a seasoned criminal defense attorney fighting for your rights, you gain the best chance at a positive case resolution. Call 212-300-5196 or use this form for a free case evaluation.

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