Greenville Armed Robbery Lawyer

Our Greenville armed robbery lawyers can provide strong legal defense. If you face attempted robbery charges, or robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, reach out to our criminal defense attorneys to uphold your rights.

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When you need an armed robbery lawyer in Greenville, you can have relentless representation from Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey. Call (864) 920-2709 for a free case review. See how we fight all charges of robbery in South Carolina.

Armed Robbery Attorneys Serving South Carolina

Robbery in South Carolina is defined as taking from the person or presence of an individual by force or threat of force.

If you are facing serious charges, you need serious representation. The armed robbery lawyers at our firm are currently taking new cases.

You need knowledgeable and experienced legal representation. To see how our lawyers can assist in your case, contact us for your consultation.

We handle cases in Greenville, the surrounding areas of the Upstate and throughout the state.

Rights for Armed Robbery Criminal Charges

  • You have the right to fight the charges against you.
  • There are defenses against robbery, including lack of intent, mistake, lack of weapon, mistaken identity, true owner and lack of evidence.
  • Our armed robbery lawyers can provide you aggressive legal representation through every aspect of your case.
  • We can begin representing you immediately, handling all court appearances.

Armed robbery charges carry the potential for years in prison, but you don’t have to fight alone.

We are experienced robbery defense lawyers who can create a decisive, practical legal strategy for your situation.

Strong Arm Robbery in South Carolina

S.C. Code § 16-11-325 criminalizes strong arm robbery in South Carolina. It is a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Elements of Robbery in South Carolina

Strong armed robbery is defined under common law as:

  • Felonious or unlawful taking
  • Money, goods or other personal property
  • From the person of another or in their immediate presence
  • By violence or fear of violence

State v. Rosemond, 356 S.C. 426, 430 (2003).

Robbery Charges in South Carolina

Robbery is different from theft because robbery is taking directly from the victim’s person, whereas theft is taking something that doesn’t belong to you. Robbery requires the immediate presence of the person, and theft does not.

South Carolina has three primary criminal charges for robbery:

Common law, strong arm robbery, S.C. Code § 16-11-325

S.C. Code § 16-11-325 codified the common law charge of robbery.

Penalty: Felony, up to 15 years in prison.

Robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, S.C. Code § 16-11-330(A)

A person is guilty of robbery while armed with a deadly weapon if they:

  • Commit robbery
  • While armed with a pistol, dirk, slingshot, metal knuckles, razor or other deadly weapon OR
  • While alleging by action or words that they are armed with a deadly weapon or object reasonably believed to be a deadly weapon

Penalty: Felony, 10-30 years in prison, no suspended sentence or probation, no parole before serving at least seven years.

Attempted armed robbery, S.C. Code § 16-11-330(B)

A person is guilty of attempted armed robbery if they:

  • Attempt robbery
  • While armed with a pistol, dirk, slingshot, metal knuckles, razor or other deadly weapon OR
  • While representing by action or words that they are armed

Penalty: Felony, up to 20 years in prison.

Purse snatching

Purse snatching is a violation of S.C. Code § 16-13-150. It is unlawful to snatch and carry away a purse or other thing of value to deprive the lawful owner.

Purse snatching covers circumstances that are not robbery or grand larceny. An offense is a misdemeanor punishable by up to three years of incarceration.

Talk to a Robbery Defense Lawyer

If you are facing armed robbery charges, or if you are under investigation, contact Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC now. See how we aggressively fight for the interests of our clients.

Call (864) 920-2709 or message us now.

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