Oklahoma County Robbery Crimes are on the rise. According to city data, over 1,100 robberies occurred in Oklahoma City during 2014. Because Oklahoma County robbery crimes are on the rise, its also more likely a person will be misidentified by eye witnesses as a robber when he or she is not. Although it seems outdated in light of recent technological advances, misidentification is currently still a problem in our legal system. If this has happened to you, read on to understand what the process is and how we can help you.
What Constitutes a Robbery:
To begin, let’s define “Robbery” in Oklahoma. 21 Okla. St. Ann. § 791 defines it as: “…a wrongful taking of personal property in the possession of another […] against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear.” Thus, to prove it, the State must show:
- wrongful taking of another’s property
- against the will of the person possessing the property
- by using physical force or instilling of fear
However, the State must also show that you were the person who committed these acts. If the State can adequately show all these elements, then it is likely you will receive charges on robbery in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma Robbery Crimes and Penalties:
In Oklahoma, there are five different classifications of robbery: first degree, second degree, conjoint, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon. All of these classifications are subject to felony charges. Felonies in Oklahoma typically receive punishments ranging from fines up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment in the state penitentiary. Further, this can damage future opportunities in employment, housing, etc.
Let our Oklahoma Robbery Crimes Lawyer Help You:
We understand the damage a felony conviction in Oklahoma City can have on your future prospects. Our attorneys are well-versed in the law and want to help you avoid the devastating effects of a felony conviction. Call us for a free consultation or read more about our criminal defense attorneys in our Oklahoma law Blog.