If you have been accused of or charged with theft or robbery, the consequences can be severe. Theft and robbery charges can follow you for life, making it hard for you to find work or travel internationally, among other things. At Andrews Benko & Associates, we know how these charges can affect your life, and we work to minimize the impact.
Theft is used to describe a broad category of property-related allegations. These allegations may involve a simple shoplifting charge to large-scale "white-collar" fraud schemes. Aside from facing jail time, being convicted of theft can have very negative effects on your life, particularly your employment prospects. A conviction for theft has serious long-term consequences, but sometimes where a case against an accused is weak, the theft is small, or full restitution is made by an accused, our firm may be able to obtain an alternate resolution for our clients.
Robbery allegations involve using force or threats while stealing or attempting to steal property. An individual can be charged with robbery for forcefully demanding another person's phone, hat, or wallet, even if no weapon is involved. Any violence or threat of violence combined with stealing or an intent to steal is considered robbery. If you are convicted of robbery, you will likely face jail time. Depending on the severity of the offence, we may be able to negotiate a lesser charge for you.
At Andrews Benko & Associates, we have extensive experience helping clients who have been charged with theft or robbery offences. Our team will work with you to ensure that your legal rights are protected during the court process, and we'll focus on achieving the best possible outcome in your case.