ROBBERY OR BURGLARY CHARGES IN THE MILITARY
At Bilecki Law Group,We believe every service member has earned their right to an aggressive defense on their day in court. We specialize in taking the fight to the prosecution and winning cases that others said were unwinnable.
- You may avoid the maximum sentence of 15 years in prison only to realize, when the door to your cell slams shut, that 12 years is just as horrible.
- The government will take from you the entitlements, allowances and pay that you’ve earned as a member of the U.S. armed forces. You will see none of it. Your family will see none of it.
- Even after incarceration, you will be haunted by a felony conviction on your public record. Job prospects will dry up. Loans will be unavailable. A home or even a car could be out of your reach.
You know what’s at stake if you’re convicted of burglary or robbery. The only question now is: are you willing to fight back? For service members accused of burglary or robbery, fighting back and securing a not-guilty verdict should be your highest priority. The court-martial attorneys at Bilecki Law Group are here to help you do just that.
Is Robbery A Violent Crime?
Robbery is considered a violent crime by the U.S. Military justice system. That’s because it involves either physical violence or the threat of violence at a present or future date against the victim and/or family and friends of the victim.
Defending Service Members against Robbery Charges in the Military
- Is there any evidence to suggest that violence and/or the threat of violence was a component in the case? Is it the victim’s word against the accused? We can make the prosecution’s job of proving violence much more difficult with the right defense strategy.
- After a thorough defense investigation, we may be able to locate witnesses that provide you with an alibi, discover evidence that throws doubt on the victim’s story, or spotlight illegal methods by law enforcement to build a case against you.
- Even if evidence points toward the theft of property, we can still leverage the prosecution’s burden of proof to reduce your charges from robbery to larceny or wrongful appropriation.
Think Your Robbery Charges Are Hopeless to Fight Against? Think Again.
Frequently Asked Questions About Robbery Charges
With a firearm: A maximum sentence of 15 years of confinement as well as a forfeiture of all military entitlements and a dishonorable discharge.
Without a firearm or through the threat of violence: A maximum sentence of 10 years of confinement as well as forfeiture of all military entitlements and a dishonorable discharge.
Article 122 of the UCMJ governs all aspects of robbery in the military. According to Article 122, robbery is defined as the taking of property by use of force or threat of violence. Unlike larceny, which is considered a lesser charge, robbery requires the prosecution to prove that the service member caused or threatened physical harm upon the victim.
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