A 38-year-old man and two juvenile females have been arrested after a pair of armed robberies that took place in the Towson area of Baltimore. According to a Towson Patch news report, a man was robbed at gunpoint near the York Road and Regester Avenue intersection of Baltimore County.
The victim of that robbery gave a description that matched that of a suspect from another nearby robbery. Officials tracked down the suspects and pursued them on foot with the help of a police dog. The 38-year-old man faces many charges including armed robbery, using a handgun to commit a crime, resisting arrest, causing harm to a law enforcement animal, and firearm possession with a felony conviction. It is unclear what charges the two juveniles are facing.
Robbery is a more serious crime than petty theft because it involves the use of intimidation and force. It is classified as a violent crime and a conviction can result in life-altering penalties. Under Maryland Law, robbery is a felony defined as the taking of a victim’s money or property through force or threat of force. Robbery is a crime that is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Armed robbery is a felony defined as a robbery involving a weapon such as a gun or knife. The maximum penalty for armed robbery in Maryland is a 20-year prison sentence.
The penalties for robbery do not end after release from prison. Convicted felons cannot possess firearms, and a conviction for robbery will likely result in a lengthy probation sentence and limitations on the type of employment you can pursue.
If you are facing robbery charges in Maryland, it is crucial that you request to speak with a criminal defense attorney before discussing your case with the authorities. You should have an experienced Maryland criminal defense lawyer by your side who has a successful track record of representing those who have been charged with robbery in the state of Maryland. The criminal defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer have decades of experience representing clients facing criminal charges. Call us at today at (866) 444-6363 for a no cost case consultation.