Los Angeles Bank Robbery Attorney
Charged with Bank Robbery?
Due to banks being federally insured, bank robbery charges are typically heard in federal court. Bank robbery is the stealing of money through intimidation, force, or threat from a bank during business hours. If the bank is closed, the crime would be considered a burglary which is defined as the trespassory breaking and entering into a structure with the intent to commit a felony.
As seen in the movies, most people commit bank robberies using masks and guns. The force and violence used during the course of the crime will determine the severity of the penalties imposed. Other factors taken into consideration when determining sentencing are: amount of money taken, number of victims involved, number of accomplices involved, use of firearms, other weapons, or stolen car, and any prior criminal history.
Being a federal offense, not only to local authorities will be involved with the investigation but also FBI agents.
Contact a Federal Attorney Immediately
The federal crime of bank robbery is a serious offense and if you or someone you know is facing such allegations, a federal criminal defense attorney is absolutely necessary. Our Los Angeles Lawyers at the Hedding Law Firm have an extensive amount of experience in federal court and we know exactly how to approach and handle cases such as bank robbery.
Protect your rights and contact our bank robbery attorneys to set up a free initial consultation/