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Ventura Robbery Attorney

Defending Those Who Are Facing Robbery Charges in Ventura County

Robbery is prosecuted harshly in California since it is considered a violent crime. Being charged with robbery will likely bring considerable stress and anxiety into your life, considering what a conviction can bring you. Instead of worrying, let our Ventura criminal defense attorney handle your case and work toward a favorable resolution.

In our more than 10 years of experience defending clients charged with all manner of criminal offenses, our robbery lawyer in Ventura has learned what strategies are the most effective at preserving our clients' freedom. Attorney Christopher P. Welch understands how the law works and has earned a 9.5 Superb rating from Avvo because of his professional attitude and dedication to wholeheartedly serving our clients.

How Is Robbery Defined Under California Law?

California defines robbery as the felonious taking of another's property from their immediate presence against their will by means of force or intimidation. Hence, a number of situations can constitute robbery and produce criminal charges. The presence of the victim is what distinguishes robbery from theft and elevates the punishments.

Sentencing for a robbery conviction depends on whether it is charged as a first or second-degree crime. Most offenses are charged as second-degree robbery, which carries up to five years in jail. Your charge can be upgraded to first-degree robbery if:

  • You caused another person to suffer an injury during the robbery
  • You used a firearm during the crime, which can add 10 years to your sentence
  • You actually use the firearm, which can add 20 years to the sentence
  • The use of your firearm causes injury or death, which can add 25 years to your sentence

Otherwise, a first-degree conviction can result in up to six years in jail. You could serve additional time on probation and be forced to perform community service and pay reparations to the alleged victim.

Contact Our Robbery Lawyer in Ventura Today

A robbery charge is always serious, which means you need a competent Ventura theft crime lawyer who can argue that you had a claim to the property in question, or no force or fear was used in obtaining the property. Perhaps it is a case of mistaken identity. Whatever the details of your case, the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch can build a defense strategy that works for you!

Contact the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch today to get started on your defense with our Ventura robbery attorney.

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  • Case Dismissed Assault With a Deadly Weapon
  • Case Dismissed Attempted Rape
  • Case Dismissed Battery & Assault Charge
  • Case Dismissed Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury
  • Case Dismissed Carjacking by Gunpoint
  • Case Dismissed Carjacking With Life in Prison

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  • “Best Attorney You Could Ask For!”
    “Being there when you need him most, hand in hand. He walks you out of the living hell that had you bound. My Guardian Angel.”
    - Gilbert R.
  • “He Obtained Impossible Results!”
    “Mr. Welch communicated with us every step of the way, making us feel comfortable in his capable hands going through the worst situations our family has faced. We are forever grateful for his help, and can not recommend him enough.”
    - Lynette D.
  • “He Achieved Excellent Results for Me!”
    “He represented us in a difficult legal matter with excellent results. Always available for questions and responds right away. We have a great trust in him which is what one needs in legal matters. Reasonable fees too!”
    - Anthony M.
  • “Well Skilled Attorney!”
    “We were more than pleased with the outcome he provided. My brother was facing a lot of years and Welch managed to get the impossible done. My brother got released on probation. Definitely recommend him.”
    - Stephany P.
  • “The Best Choice!”
    “As an Attorney, he went above and beyond the call of duty to meet my legal needs. I recommend Mr. Welch for any legal counsel 100%. Chris will always reply to your messages or any questions right away and is very courteous and personable!”
    - Janet O.
  • “Cleared My Name”
    “Mr. Welch took care of all my worries and concerns while clearing my name through all the false accusations. I was more than happy with the outcome we were awarded”
    - James D.
  • “Above and Beyond”
    “We are absolutely impressed and satisfied with the effort Chris put in to help us with our case. He literally went above and beyond more then any other public defender that we have ran into.”
    - Jenny T.
  • “Reasonably Priced, Prompt, and Available to Answer My Questions”
    “Chris represented me on a matter I was dealing with to my complete satisfaction. He was reasonably priced, prompt, and available to answer my questions. Most of all, my worry level went from 'elevated' to 'calm' during a 40-minute first consultation that I”
    - Lisa L.

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