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San Francisco Robbery Charges Defense Attorney

Robbery is defined in California Penal Code 211 as the felonious taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear.It is considered a violent crime because it involves the use or threat of force against a person.Certain types of robbery have been singled out for stiffer penalties on the basis of where they occur (e.g., inside a home, near an ATM, etc.) or the status of the victim (e.g., taxi cab drivers) pursuant to California Penal Code 212.5 which distinguishes between first and second degree robbery. If you have been charged with robbery or another related offense, it is important to contact a criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights.

Oakland Theft Defense Lawyer With Decades of Experience

Seth P. Chazin has over 30 years of experience beating law enforcement in the investigation, definition and resolution of criminal cases. His successes in the defense of violent crimes reflect his comprehensive knowledge of criminal law, his unique ability to assert his clients' interests in the most effective manner, and his aggressive plan of attack for the rights of the accused.As your San Francisco robbery defense lawyer, he will review the facts of your case and take all measures necessary to obtain the best possible result for your situation.

Did You Know? Facts From an Experienced Defense Lawyer

  • A conviction for robbery does not require any assault, verbal threats nor use of a weapon to substantiate the alleged victim's fear.
  • Where there are two or more alleged victims of a robbery, there may be as many criminal counts as victims, regardless if there was only one piece of property.
  • A robbery which is committed by a defendant, within his or her own residence, is robbery of the first degree. [People v. McCullough (1992) 9 Cal.App.4th 1298, 1300-1301.]
  • California's Three-Strikes law applies to anyone convicted of a second felony (if he/she had a prior conviction for a "violent" or "serious" felony) by doubling the sentence received for the second felony conviction.

Contact the Law Offices of Seth P. Chazin - Free Consultation

If you or someone you know needs assistance with allegations of robbery, the time to start fighting back is immediately. Call800-242-1514 to benefit from the expertise and experience of Seth P. Chazin.


Victories/Successful Defenses

Client broke into store, caught during commission of robbery, damaged property – NO CHARGES FILED

Pre-File- client suspected of committing separate crimes of residential burglary (a "Strike") and vandalism. We were able to convince the District Attorney to not file charges in either case.

Client breaks in truck and is observed making his get-away - NO CHARGES FILED

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“The death penalty is a lie, a misguided mistake born of anger and frustration. Capital punishment has become a perverse monument to inequality, to how some lives matter and others do not. It is a violent example of how we protect and value the rich and abandon and devalue the poor. The death penalty is a grim, disturbing shadow formed by the legacy of racial apartheid and bias against the poor that condemns the disfavored among us, but corrupts us all. It’s the perverse symbol elected officials use to strengthen their ‘tough on crime’ reputations and distract us from confronting the causes of violence. It is finally the enemy of grace, redemption and all of us who recognize that each person is more than their worse act.”
- Bryan Stevenson