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Phoenix Robbery Lawyer


Robbery is a serious felony in Arizona. It is a theft at its core, but it involves an added step of threatening the use of force on a person or using force against the person. Robbery is a class four felony. A first time offender is looking at up to three years in prison with a presumptive sentence of 2.5 years. A.R.S. 13-1902 sets forth the law on Robbery.

A person commits robbery if in the course of taking any property of another from his person or immediate presence and against his will, such person threatens or uses force against any person with intent either to coerce surrender of property or to prevent resistance to such person taking or retaining property.

  1. A.R.S. 13-1902

Robbery has a few elements that the prosecutors must prove against you, and the Alcock & Associates attorneys are very experienced in handling Robbery cases. The State must prove the following five elements:

  1. Taking the property
  2. Property is someone else’s
  3. Against the victim’s will
  4. Either
    • Threat of force; OR
    • Use of force
  5. Either
    • Intent to force the victim to give you property; OR
    • Intent to prevent resistance to taking or keeping property

Any one of these elements can be lacking from the State’s case, and the attorneys at Alcock can help you see whether the State has a chance at meeting its burden at trial. A robbery can be incomplete simply by lacking evidence that the property belonged to someone else, for instance.

The Maricopa County Prosecutor looks very seriously at Robberies and will normally give a plea offer for prison time or jail time. This can be aggravated by being with an accomplice, having a prior record, causing injuries to the victim, and using a dangerous weapon. An aggravated Class Four Felony can carry 3 years and 9 months for a first time offender. Penalties are harsher for offenders with priors. If a deadly weapon is used, your Robbery can be charged as Dangerous, leading to classification in a harsher sentencing category.

The team at Alcock & Associates has an abundance of experience with handling robbery cases. Our attorneys know how to try Robbery cases before a jury and how to negotiate -depending on what is needed. You can consult with an attorney about your Robbery charges for free. We offer payment plans and affordable fees. Our attorneys will put the work in to get you the best result available. Your attorney will meet with you regularly and keep you up to date on your case. They will discuss with you the possible resolutions that you have available and the risks and benefits associated with each option.


If you have been charged with a robbery offense, our experienced team of criminal defense attorneys is ready to help you.

We have handled hundreds of robbery cases and we know what it takes to win. Our consultations are free and we offer affordable fee and payment plans.

Read below and watch the video to learn more about robbery in Arizona or give us a call to set up an informative meeting.

Robbery is similar in nature to theft, but it requires either a use of force or threatened use of force. Robbery can also be charged as a dangerous offense if a deadly weapon was used. As a consequence, people charged with robbery in Arizona can face a huge range of punishments.

Robbery is the type of offense that the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office takes a hard line against. It is common for plea offers for robbery offenses to include significant jail or prison time. We have former prosecutors on staff who have handled hundreds of robbery charges. We know what is needed to defend you and protect you.

Aggravating Factors That Make Robbery More Serious

  • Accomplices
  • Dangerous Weapons Used
  • Prior Felony Convictions
  • High Value of Items Stolen

If you or a loved one have been charged with a robbery in Arizona, please feel free to contact our attorneys to schedule a free consultation. Our team includes former felony prosecutors and a former judge. We know how to handle serious felonies and we have a long track record of winning cases.

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