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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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    Mandy Lamberger
    Mandy Lamberger
    13:46 15 Apr 21
    Thank you Kyle, for being kind, non judgmental and being a great guide through such unknown waters.
    T Cook
    T Cook
    19:31 14 Apr 21
    Gerald MillerMr. Miller helped with me a DWI He provided excellent advice, direction, very responsive, and professional I would not hesitate to hire Gerald Miller or his team in the future
    Eric SaintMartin
    Eric SaintMartin
    19:11 14 Apr 21
    Cody Wright and his team were nothing short professional in their dealing with my case from the first day. They returned every text, call and email promptly and completely. Every step along the long case was explained clearly and simply. Thank you Cody and Paula. You made an uncomfortable situation easy and successful.
    Teresa Bates
    Teresa Bates
    17:59 13 Apr 21
    I spoke with Gerald Miller and he was beyond helpful. He went above and beyond to do research on my case, and he did it all without asking me for a dime. i am very grateful for the time he took with me. A real class act!!!
    Kassandra Deml
    Kassandra Deml
    00:34 12 Apr 21
    I enjoyed working with Kyle. I felt supported, personally, the entire time. I was hesitant to get a lawyer, but I’m so grateful I did! I couldn’t have had such a fantastic outcome without Kyle. Definitely worth the investment!
    Gary Jacob
    Gary Jacob
    13:56 30 Mar 21
    Gerrry Miller helped a family member more than once through a difficult situation. Gerald knowledge and dedication to his clients is second to none. During a difficult and stressful time for my family he was able to ease both his and our grief. Gerry is not only devoted to getting you the very best results in your case but he genuinely cares about you as a person. He truly goes above and beyond from beginning to end for you. I highly recommend Gerald Miller and his team.

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