Armed Robbery

Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265, Section 17 punishes the crime of Armed Robbery with imprisonment to state prison for any term of years up to life imprisonment.  With the severe penalty of life imprisonment, if you have been charged with the crime of Armed Robbery, you should immediately Contact Us Online or call 617-325-9500 for a Free Consultation.

In Massachusetts, in order to be convicted of the crime of Armed Robbery, the prosecutor must prove:
  1. That the defendant was armed with a dangerous weapon;
  2. That the defendant either applied actual force and violence to the body of the victim, or put the victim in fear by threatening words or gestures;
  3. That the defendant took the money or other property with the intent to steal it; and
  4. That the defendant took the money or other property from the person or immediate control of the victim.
For the criminal offense of Armed Robbery, it is not necessary for the prosecutor to prove that the weapon or instrument was actually used in the robbery.  Rather, it is sufficient for the prosecutor to prove simply that the defendant was armed with the dangerous weapon.

If you have been charged with the crime of Armed Robbery or any other Crime of Violence, you should immediately consult with an experienced Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney who knows how to explain and best protect your legal rights.

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis has extensive experience in defending persons charged with Armed Robbery and is available 24/7.  To schedule a Free Consultation, Contact Us Online or call 617-325-9500.