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A New York Robbery Lawyer discusses the details of a court case that illustrates the difference between first and second degree robbery.

A, B, and T were brought before the court on charges of first degree robbery. B and T were found guilty of the charges while A was acquitted (found innocent). B and T submitted an appeal to the Court of Appeals for a review of the case.

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Although a lot of people joke about lawyers being a hassle to work with, when push comes to shove, the right lawyer can mean the difference between guilty and not guilty. Your lawyer should speak for you and say what you want to say. But what happens when a lawyer and his client are not of the same mind? A source tells of such a criminal case.

On February 10, 2005, Jack W was convicted of two counts of 1st degree robbery. He appealed to have a retrial and to be given a different lawyer, on the basis that his lawyer, Joseph D, did not represent him properly. Washington said that he did not authorize his lawyer to admit in court that he was guilty of 2nd degree robbery.

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Court cases are very interesting in that the verdicts that the courts come up with for similar situations can be very different. Our source tells of one case where a pair of men robbed someone but were given different sentences.

In September 2, 2004, Frank M was found guilty by the Trial Court of 2nd degree robbery. His alleged accomplice, S, was charged with 3rd degree robbery. M appealed to the Court of Appeals for a review of the sentence. He found it unfair that he would receive a heavier sentence than S when they were both charged with the same crime.

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Robbery cases can seriously harm a lot of innocent people to the point of even having their lives be put at risk. And this is all because of utmost selfishness and the wicked ways that some people resolve to doing even if it puts them into the most desperate and most extreme measures. An expert takes into consideration the case which involves George S. He was convicted of a crime which involves murder of a 20 year old female who died of major injuries as her purse was snatched in a moving train.

It was further investigated by the expert who also studied the case that George intentionally wanted to rob the said victim. The whole story start with the victim by the name of Regina G leaving her home to buy a present for her brother’s birthday. It was the very same morning that S also met with his friend Samaniego by the subway. S said that George told him about his plans of snatching someone uptown. In short, it all led to a terrible tragedy with George snatching the purse of Regina which eventually caused the worse accident of having her legs passed over by a train. Her pelvic bones and legs were crushed that she instantly died after 11 days.

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Robberies can happen anywhere from subway trains, on the streets, and even inside your own apartments. A competent source recalls a robbery case which happened on May 4, 1984 at around 10pm. It involved Lyman Green along with Harold Vizian who came into the apartment of John Matlock in Long Island. Vizian was a former boarder of Matlock and as they entered, he offered him immediately an item to sell at $35. But after inspecting the vise, the victim said that he was not interested to buy it even if the price was lessened.

According to further research made by another expert, Matlock told the two to leave already but they refused and instead assaulted him as they demand for money. Vizian was the one who closed the door and just watched Green and Matlock argue. This was the point when Green threatened Matlock with a pen knife which he got from the victim’s own pants. As they were struggling, Green ripped off Matlock’s pockets to get his wallet and then eventually ran out of the place. Vizian already left the place by this time.

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Not all robbery cases are straightforwardly easy to judge. It can be as intricate as any other sensitive cases such as that of the sex crimes according to one expert who has been handling severe cases of robbery since the seventies. A good example of this to let you understand it all the more is the case of Larry Fay. It was considered to be a weak case with the defendant insisting that the gun found in their car was actually planted by the police and this then would cancel the conviction of robbery placed upon them.

Such convinced the trial court to admit what the accused was fighting for and investigate more on what made the police stop them. According to a source, the first one that was called to serve as first witness was Office Sheehan. He said that they were called through police radio about a robbery that happened at around 4:30am on December 3, 1978. There was not any picture of the robbers given considering that the alleged crime has just transpired and that everyone is after the profile of two people who ran away on a car after committing the crime.

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It is common to discover that many of our youths of today are the ones who fall into committing crimes of robbery that even start as simple as shoplifting according to a New York shoplifting lawyer. The case that can help you unravel it out all the more with the assistance of an expert would be that of Andre Garcia. The factors that were included in his crime of robbery include that of the use of illegal drugs. In the robbery crimes that he was involved in, the victims never really saw a gun displayed but they saw that the defendant was holding something inside his pocket. There was even once instance that one of the victims thought it was a knife.

With further investigation, the source who was also there during one of the trial hearings that it was a starter pistol under the possession of Garcia. He placed it against the body of the victims so as to threaten them and give in to his demands easily even if his pistol is not capable of discharging any bullets. It was between the months of April and May in 1989 that he committed numerous robberies within the area of Washington Heights.

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