Robbery is sometimes misunderstood as theft plus the use of force. In Arkansas, robbery is a much broader crime. Any felony, such as arson or drug trafficking, may include a robbery charge if threats of force are used during the commission of that felony.
At the James Law Firm, our experienced attorneys understand a good defense begins as early as possible — in the investigation phase, if possible. The way your lawyer handles preliminary matters can set the pattern for future dealings with the government, so it is crucial for your attorney to be prepared at the outset. If an investigation leads to your arrest, our attorneys go to court ready to argue for your freedom.
Robbery can be charged under Section 5-12-102 or 5-12-103 of the Arkansas Code. Either category is considered a felony.
The government sometimes uses simple robbery as a way to elevate a crime that would otherwise be a misdemeanor to a felony.
Arkansas’s First Offender Act offers conviction relief for people who have never before been convicted of a crime. Under the First Offender Act, if you successfully complete your probation and you are a first-time offender, you may have your record sealed or expunged in many cases.
The First Offender Act is not available to people charged with a sex crime against a person younger than 18. Defendants charged with a violent felony are also ineligible for the first offender option. Arkansas law defines aggravated robbery as a violent felony, but simple robbery is not considered a violent felony.
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