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NY Robbery Lawyers

Facing Robbery Charges in NYC: How Spodek Legal Group Can Help

It is never pleasant to face criminal charges that have been brought against you, but robbery is a particularly bad one. We understand that having the government charge you with robbery can be stressful and even frightening because of the implications of having a felony conviction in your record, as well as the prospect of jail time. Moreover, all of the uncertainty that you have surrounding the process of going to court and its eventual outcome makes the whole thing feel worse.

We here at Spodek Legal Group understand your concerns. We have a 24/7 phone staff and free initial consultations to ensure that you get all the time you need to make your decision. We have a staff of experienced and professional lawyers and we will take the time to make sure that you are connected to someone who understands the needs and goals for your specific case.

Types of Robbery Charges

When it comes to robbery, there are three main types: third degree, second degree, and first degree. All of them share the same legal basis: taking money or other property from someone while using or threatening to use force. That is the lowest type of robbery, or the third degree charge. The second degree charge applies to the situation if there are multiple robbers participating in the event, if the item stolen was a car, and what degree of violence took place. The last type of robbery is the first degree version, which requires a significant amount of force and/or the use of a gun. Each of these carries its own range of prison sentences: for third degree it is two to seven years, for second degree it is 7 to 15 years, and for the first degree it is 10 to 25 years. As you can see, there is a very wide range of different outcomes depending on the exact circumstances of the event and how the judge and jury interpret them.

Defenses Against Robbery Charges

Robbery, like other criminal charges, has a variety of different possible defenses. We will work with you to craft an ideal defense that will get you the best possible outcome. That best outcome is having the charges dropped. Even beyond that, we can work to get your sentence lowered. We have a 99 percent success rate.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
RajRaj
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
Nun yaNun ya
17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko BeautyTaïko Beauty
16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
K MarK Mar
01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.
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The two main types of defense in robbery cases are:

  1. Casting doubt on the evidence to show that you do not fit the parameters of the crime
  2. Arguing that your actions were not under your control due to threats and duress from someone else

The first type of defense relies on trying to undermine the evidence that the prosecution presents. Very rarely do these cases have a truly definitive piece of evidence. Instead, the prosecution has to use whatever they can find. If they don’t present enough evidence or the evidence was tampered with, then the defense can argue that there is reasonable doubt that you committed a crime. The same goes for the second type of defense. Here, rather than arguing that it could not have been you, the defense team tries to show that you were drugged, or in serious danger if you did not do what someone else told you to do.

We adapt the defense that we will use for you to the specifics of your case. Our team has served hundreds of people in the NYC area and we have extensive experience with the local requirements, the judges, and other lawyers.

Why Choose Spodek Legal Group?

Unlike other law firms, we have reasonable fees and costs and an active and dedicated support staff that can answer your questions at any hour of the day or night. This is because we know that you want to resolve these charges as soon as you can, so we are always available.

If you or someone you know is facing robbery charges and they live in Brooklyn or anywhere else close to DC, then have them get in touch with us. We have to get involved early on so that we can set the strategy and start reviewing and connecting evidence. The Spodek Law Group might have a lot of experience, but we also know to stay in tune with what our clients need.

The bottom line is that while in theory you could be your own lawyer and try to beat these charges by yourself, in practice this is nearly impossible. Let us take on all the work and the stress involved with this court battle. You can rest assured that we are doing our best work on your behalf. Remember, the initial consultation is free so we can get to know you and your case, so you have nothing to lose by giving us a try. By the end of the entire process, you will be glad that you did choose us.

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