South Carolina Armed Robbery Defense Attorney
If you are accused of taking property by force or threat, a conviction could put you behind bars for many years. But in most cases, the prosecution's case is not clear-cut. It may be based on shaky identification or sloppy police work. There may be more to the story of the alleged victim.
Criminal defense attorney Chris Wellborn is known for his ability to create reasonable doubt for a jury or to negotiate a favorable plea bargain that avoids or cuts down the prison sentence. He has represented people throughout South Carolina charged with committing the crime of robbery. Call our Rock Hill law firm at 866-635-6765 for a free consultation.
Challenging the Basis for Robbery Charges
We can defend clients on robbery and other related offenses:
- Common law or strong-armed robbery: forcibly taking property, such as a purse-snatching or mugging
- Armed robbery: using or carrying a firearm or deadly weapon in committing a robbery, or convincing the victim you are armed
- Aggravated robbery: serious injury to the victim
- Home invasion: breaking and entering to commit robbery
Common law robbery is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Armed robbery carries a minimum prison term of 10 to 30 years. If the prosecution has a solid case, Mr. Wellborn will try to negotiate a plea bargain to a lesser crime to avoid the harsh sentence of a conviction.
With 20 years of criminal law experience, trial lawyer Chris Wellborn has also been successful in challenging the evidence in pre-trial motions and before a judge and jury. Was there more than one robber, and if so, what was your role in the event? Did the victim really get a good look or give a detailed description to police? Was the police line-up flawed? We represented a client prosecuted for armed robbery and kidnapping; he ultimately pled guilty to a charge of trespassing because the prosecution's case fell apart because of identification issues.
We examine every facet of the investigation, warrant and arrest, and the victim's credibility, to prevent our clients from going down for hard time. Contact Mr. Wellborn for the aggressive defense you need.