Bank Robbery Attorney
Federal Charges for Bank Robbery
In a federal bank robbery case, the prosecution must prove that there was money or property stolen, or an attempt was made to steal money/property from the institution during hours that the business was open. This includes savings and loan associations, credit unions and ATMs. You may have been approached by or are under investigation by a federal agency. If this is your situation, you need to make contact with a federal criminal defense lawyer at The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. as soon as possible to learn how our firm can help you challenge the case against you.
With more than 40 years of combined experience, our firm can offer the aggressive representation that you need to win your case. Whether your case involves bank robbery charges or any other theft or federal crime, we will take the time to thoroughly analyze police reports, evidence and witness testimony, and discuss your options.
Federal Bank Robbery Crimes
Federal law divides the offense of bank robbery into five phases, making each step a separate crime. They are:
- Entering the financial institution with the intent to commit a crime
- Taking/carrying away property (escape), with anyone assisting being a principle to the crime
- Concealing/possessing/disposing of the property, with anyone assisting being a principle to the crime
- Penalties are more severe if a weapon or device was used or anyone was assaulted
- If a killing or kidnapping occurs during the commission of the crime, the death penalty can be given
Those convicted of robbery can receive a range of punishments including fines and prison time. The punishment is dependent on the degree of bank robbery and if there were weapons or injuries involved. A basic robbery conviction can receive anywhere from one to 20 years of prison time.
We are experienced trial lawyers who are familiar with federal law and the strategies employed by federal prosecutors. Our superior defense skills often allow us to cast doubt on aspects of the prosecution's case and may result in a reduction in charges against you, or even a dismissal.