Robbery is considered a very serious crime in North Carolina.
There are two major types of Robbery charges: Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon (RWDW) and Common Law Robbery.
RWDW is punished as a Class D Felony. That means that anyone (regardless of their prior record) convicted of this will receive a mandatory prison sentence.
Common Law Robbery is punished less severely. However, depending on a person’s prior record, there remains a very real chance of a prison sentence, if convicted.
The good news is that Robbery cases often provide us with a host of issues that can allow for the chance to successfully defend against the charges.
If you have been charged or think that you may be charged with Robbery, it is very important that you select an Attorney with experience handling these serious Felony cases.