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Meet Our Minneapolis Robbery Defense Lawyers

Three Attorneys, One Powerful Law Firm

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Attorney Kyle Dreger

Kyle Dreger

Minneapolis Robbery Defense Lawyer

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Attorney Gerald Miller

Gerald Miller

Minneapolis Robbery Defense Lawyer

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Attorney Cody Wright

Cody Wright

Minneapolis Robbery Defense Lawyer

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Ronnie Santana

Ronnie Santana

Minneapolis Robbery Defense Lawyer

Why Trust Gerald Miller Law Firm

Because

  • We offer you a FREE no obligation initial consultation.
  • We only practice criminal defense law. We don’t split our time working on other areas of law so that we can provide intense focus to your criminal case.
  • Our team is available to you 24/7/365. Our resources are deep and strong. We collaborate and continually draw from each other’s experience to devise the best strategy and defense for you.
  • Our seasoned team of Minneapolis assault lawyers, Minneapolis sex crimes lawyers, Minneapolis drug crimes lawyers, Minneapolis fraud lawyers, Minneapolis DWI lawyers and much more will fight hard for you and be by your side every step of the way.
  • We have decades of criminal courtroom experience and an in-depth knowledge of the legal system and Minnesota criminal law. This experience has taught us sophisticated and highly skilled courtroom tactics, as well as adept trial and negotiating skills.
  • We understand that each case and client is uniquely different. People hire us because of our knowledge of the system, and realize that it is our job to help a client navigate a difficult process. As we are preparing a case, we know what to look for in the evidence, but also realize that it is critical to listen to our clients needs. Then, only after we know our client, we can tailor make a defense unique to your case depending on the goals we have set out.
  • We will always treat you with compassion and respect. As our former clients will tell you, we are very quick and prompt in answering any questions, and will keep you informed about every step in the process. We have an appreciation for how stressful criminal charges can be, and that is why we take it very seriously to provide a calming, and honest, reassurance throughout. We consider the “service” side of our job to be as serious as anything else we do because being trusted to be someone’s attorney is a privilege.

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    How Minneapolis Robbery Defense Attorneys Can Serve You

    Simple Robbery

    Second Degree Aggravated Robbery

    First Degree Aggravated Robbery

    Common Robbery Defenses

    In many courts, robbery is one of the most serious felony cases. Many judges and prosecutors believe these offenders pose a significant threat to public safety. Additionally, these infractions have a readily identifiable victim. So, these convictions have significant direct and collateral consequences.

    At Gerald Miller P.A., we help people like you avoid these serious consequences. We thoroughly review your case and prepare your defense. That includes both substantive and procedural defenses. Because of our preparation, we are normality able to successfully resolve robbery cases. That successful resolution could be a complete dismissal of charges, placement in a pretrial diversion program, a plea to a lesser include offense, or a not-guilty verdict at trial.

    Robbery Defense Charges in Minneapolis

    Simple Robbery

    There is nothing “simple” about simple robbery. A conviction could mean up to ten years in prison. So, there is a lot at stake. Our Minneapolis Robbery Defense Lawyers routinely deal with cases involving robbery.

    In Minnesota, simple robbery is basically theft plus force or the threat of force. Theft is taking property without the owner’s consent, generally with the intent to deprive the owner of the full use and enjoyment of that property. Force or the threat of force could be almost anything. A push or shove, or the threat of a push or shove, is usually sufficient. Personal injury is not a requirement.

    Force is active and not passive, at least in this context. Blocking someone’s path during a theft usually does not constitute robbery. Blocking someone’s path coupled with the threat of active force is a different matter.

    Second Degree Aggravated Robbery

    As knowledgeable Minneapolis Robbery Defense Lawyers, we know that This infraction is punishable by up to fifteen years in prison and/or a $30,000 fine. Probation might be available for a first offense. Second degree aggravated robbery involves the threat of a dangerous weapon. Minnesota law defines “dangerous weapons” very broadly. Almost any common object, including a coffee mug or pair of scissors, could be a dangerous weapon. The threat could be verbal (“I’ve got a knife”) or physical (using one’s fingers to imitate a gun). Once again, physical injury is not an element of this offense.

    First Degree Aggravated Robbery

    The most serious robbery charge in Hennepin County is punishable by up to twenty years in prison and/or a $35,000 fine. Depending on your specific case facts, a skilled Minneapolis Robbery Defense Lawyer can help minimize these severe penalties.

    The state normally presses first degree aggravated robbery charges if the defendant used or exhibited a dangerous weapon or any other object. This definition is even broader than the one used in second degree infractions. A realistic-looking BB gun, even one without shells, could be a dangerous weapon in this context.

    First degree robbery is the only robbery charge with an injury requirement. But the threshold is very small. Prosecutors must only show bodily harm. Any injury requiring any first aid or TLC, or one that causes any impairment whatsoever, is usually bodily harm.

    Common Robbery Defenses

    You may think that you do not need a Minneapolis Robbery Defense Lawyer to deal with common robbery charges, but that’s not true. Robbery infractions are usually investigatory crimes. Frequently, the alleged victim gives law enforcement a statement, and officers then track down and arrest the defendant. As a result, these infractions often feature procedural and/or substantive defenses.

    Failure to Mirandize the defendant is one of the most common procedural defenses. Police officers must advise defendants of their Miranda rights (you have the right to remain silent, etc.) before they begin custodial interrogation. In Minnesota, custodial interrogation often begins before suspects reach the stationhouse.

    On a related note, the right to remain silent is much border than many people believe. The Fifth Amendment allows suspects to not only refuse to talk, but also refuse to pose for pictures, appear in lineups, or perform tests.

    Substantive defenses usually involve a lack of evidence. That evidence could be the physical property that was allegedly taken or a lack of testimony concerning ownership or lack of consent.

    Robbery Defense FAQs

    Any infraction with any sexual overtones, from the most innocent indecent exposure incident to the most violent sexual assault, is a sex crime in Minnesota. Furthermore, the registration requirement depends on the risk of re-offense as opposed to the facts of the case. So, an indecent exposure conviction could mean Level III registration.
    Second degree aggravated robbery is threatening to use a dangerous weapon during the course of a robbery, even if the defendant does not have such an item. First degree is using a dangerous weapon to inflict bodily harm on the alleged victim.
    First degree robbery, or armed robbery, is one of the most serious felonies in Minnesota. Regardless of the property’s value, the maximum sentence is twenty years in prison.
    Yes. Robbery is a violent crime which could have significant collateral consequences. A conviction could mean deportation for noncitizens. Additionally, a conviction could prevent someone from finding a good place to live or even finding a good job.
    As of 1934, it is a federal crime to rob any bank which is a member of the Federal Reserve System. The Supreme Court recently upheld the separate sovereigns exception to the double jeopardy rule. SO, bank robbery defendants could face both state and federal charges.

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    Kevin and Marj Gray Templeton
    Kevin and Marj Gray Templeton
    00:07 06 Mar 21
    We called Gerald Miller Law office for help regarding a DUI. We were frantic about what was going to happen! Our initial call was with Gerald who calmed us down and was helpful with what had to be done, and what did NOT have to be done until we heard from the court. His information was a big relief. Cody, with the firm, then contacted us, and took us step by step all the way to the end. His confidence and knowledge really took alot of stress off of us. His experience got us an outcome we were happy with!
    Roy Hitchcock
    Roy Hitchcock
    20:51 04 Mar 21
    Roy HGerald has helped me on 2 different occasions.First, Gerald is a highly skilled lawyer. His knowledge and experience in the law and courtroom are truly second to none. His advice is well thought out and his decisions are rock solid. I felt great comfort and total confidence in everything he did. His presence in the courtroom is awesome. It’s very apparent from his interaction with judges, prosecutors and other lawyers that he is highly connected and respected.Second, he is a tireless worker and seems to have endless energy. He is beyond tenacious and simply won’t give up. At times even I thought that we should perhaps back off and settle for less but he assured me that we needed to press on. Clearly this was not in his best interest because it just meant more time and effort on his part. It was apparent that it was my best interest and not his best interest that concerned him. By the way in the end he was right and we prevailed.Third, he truly cares deeply about his clients. He quickly returned all of my phone calls and would meet with me whenever I requested. Even if it was at night or on the weekend. He was honest and professional but even more than that. He cared. He always remained positive and gave me the peace of mind I needed. I didn’t feel like a client, I felt like I was his family and the most important client he had.Gerald thank you seems so inadequate in expressing my deep gratitude for everything that you have done for me. You are truly one of a kind.
    Greg Skoviak
    Greg Skoviak
    16:11 04 Mar 21
    Provided professional direction, management and advice at every level throughout my ordeal. I can highly recommend their services.
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    A Rush
    18:51 10 Feb 21
    Highly recommend this firm, Cody was very proactive with my case.

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