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Aggravated Robbery

Armed robbery is the taking of personal property in the possession of another from his person or immediate presence of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will by force or fear. Robbery is considered a felony in all states. Armed robbery involves the use of a weapon. The maximum sentence is life imprisonment.

The elements of the offense are:

  1. Theft
  2. Actual or threatened force against a person
  3. Seeks to put anyone in fear

Violent crimes are taken very seriously and typically involve prison terms and high bail amounts -- or even no bail amounts. The stakes are higher in violent crimes than in almost any other type of criminal charges.


One of the keys to a successful violent crime defense is pre-trial investigation. Effective investigation can uncover prosecution missteps, identify exculpatory evidence and allow the use of tools such as DNA analysis and polygraph tests.

The prosecution has experienced investigators whose job it is to build a case against you while providing you the services of an overburdened public defender to save your life.

Mounting a successful defense requires a defense team, not just a single attorney. This would include a top notch private investigator, as well as, other forensic experts (those that perform particular services with the mindset of testifying at trial). This could include psychiatric experts, evidence technicians and evaluators, computer graphics experts, just to suggest a few. Prosecutors generally do not pursue cases that they do not feel they can prove in trial. And they have the resources of the State and / or Federal Government at their disposal. Don’t think they will not have done a thorough job prior to go to trial in one of the cases. The prosecution does not take a case to trial unless they think that they can win and the key to winning is a thorough investigation, analysis, and preparation. This is why it is critical to dig even deeper into your case than the prosecution and inject the reasonable doubt that will let you win in the courtroom, if trial becomes necessary or a favorable plea bargain agreement if the facts and circumstances, after our thorough investigation, analysis, and preparation so warrant.

Why Hire Us?

Carabin Shaw attorneys are determined to gather the resources necessary to create the most favorable outcome possible for their clients and have a track record of generating those results. They grew frustrated with the fact that thousands of people still suffer life-altering consequences because they do not have the ability to mount an adequate defense.

Carabin Shaw attorneys intend to level the playing field. They use only highly trained trial lawyers knowledgeable in the area of violent crime investigation.

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