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Salisbury Robbery Defense Lawyers

Robbery Defense Lawyers in Salisbury

Advocating for Your Rights & Future

In the state of Maryland, robbery is treated as a serious offense that carries significant penalties if convicted. Robbery involves intentionally taking something (property or services) from another person through force or the threat of force and with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property/services in question.

If you have been arrested or charged with robbery in Wicomico County, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The Salisbury robbery attorneys at Portner & Shure have worked tirelessly on behalf of the accused for more than 30 years. Give yourself a fighting chance against these charges and put our extensive experience and aggressive advocacy on your side.

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Robbery Law in Maryland

Robbery is defined under Maryland Criminal Code Section § 3-401 and 3-402.

To be convicted of robbery in Maryland, there must be proof that the accused intended to withhold the property or services of another (by threat or use of force):

  • Permanently;
  • For a period of time that results in the appropriation of a portion of the property’s value;
  • With the purpose to restore it only for payment of a reward or other compensation; and/or
  • To dispose of the property or use or deal with the property in a way makes it unlikely the owner will recover it.

Under Criminal Code § 3-401(f), the services incorporated in the crime of robbery include:

  • Labor or professional service
  • Telecommunication, public utility, toll facility, or transportation service
  • Lodging, entertainment, or restaurant service
  • Use of computers, data processing, or other equipment

Defenses to Robbery Charges

The burden of proving an accused individual is guilty rests solely on the State of Maryland. The State must prove all of the elements of a criminal charge beyond a reasonable doubt.

The potential defenses for a robbery charge depend on the facts surrounding the incident and the evidence that the State intends to put forth at trial. A careful and thorough review of the evidence is necessary to identify possible defenses. This review may indicate that the State does not have enough evidence to prove all of the requisite elements. Further, the surrounding circumstances we reveal may negate part of the offense.

Or, if you confessed to the crime, but were not informed of your rights, there may be a Miranda violation argument.

The Value of Hiring Portner & Shure, P.A.

The practiced lawyers at Portner & Shure have vehemently defended those accused of robbery in Salisbury Maryland, and throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland, for more than 30 years. Portner and Shure’s steadfast focus on our clients is best evidenced in our numerous glowing reviews from prior clients. Our tireless advocacy is also renowned within the legal community. Recently, the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys of 2020 recognized Portner & Shure as one of Maryland “10 Best Law Firms.”

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