Bank robbery charges are one of the more serious theft crime charges you can face in Long Beach. This is because bank robbery is considered a federal crime and it will be prosecuted in federal court. The federal court system almost always uses harsher penalties than the state court system.
Due to the severity of the federal court system, it is very important that you get professional help handling bank robbery charges. You can reach out to the Simmrin Law Group to get legal advice today. Our bank robbery lawyers in Long Beach are ready to start building your defense.
Types of Bank Robbery in Long Beach
Bank robbery is defined in 18 U.S.C. Section 2113. According to this legal code, bank robbery can occur if someone:
- Attempts to Rob a Bank
- Actually Robs a Bank
- Takes Possession of Something Stolen from a Bank
For the purposes of 18 U.S.C. Section 2113, all of the following organizations are considered to be “banks”:
- Savings and Loan Associations
- Credit Unions
Note also that bank robbery can occur in more than one way. You may be imagining someone using a gun to hold up a bank teller, but bank robberies can also involve:
- Breaking in after a Bank is Closed
- Defrauding a Bank in Any Way
You need to get help right away from a federal crimes lawyer in Long Beach if you are accused of any type of bank robbery.
You Can Face Harsh Penalties for a Bank Robbery Conviction
Convictions in federal court generally come with severe penalties. Bank robbery convictions are not an exception to this rule. There are many different penalties used for different types of bank robbery, including:
Bank Robbery of Less than $1,000
Robbing a bank of less than $1,000 generally results in a fine of up to $250,000 and 1 year of prison time.
Bank Robbery of More than $1,000
You can end up facing 10 years of prison time for robbing a bank of more than $1,000. You will also be fined up to $250,000.
There are also actions that can increase the penalties for bank robbery. These can include up to:
- 10 Years in Prison if You Abduct Someone During a Robbery
- 20 Years in Prison if You Possess or Sell Items Stolen from a Bank
- 20 Years in Prison if You Try to Enter or Enter a Bank Intending to Commit a Felony
- 25 Years in Prison if You Assault Someone or Put Their Life in Jeopardy
- Life in Prison or the Death Penalty if Someone Dies During a Bank Robbery
The bank robbery lawyers at the Simmrin Law Group can work tirelessly to protect you from these penalties.
We Know the Defenses that Work for Bank Robbery Charges in Long Beach
Bank robbery charges can be incredibly difficult to beat. Federal prosecutors are highly trained and have extensive resources to build their cases. However, there are defenses that can be used to protect your future. The Simmrin Law Group may be able to discredit evidence used by the prosecution.
You might also face bank robbery charges after being falsely accused. Many times, bank robbers work to conceal their identities, which can lead to false accusations. If the prosecution cannot prove without a doubt that you were involved in the robbery, you should not be convicted.
We can begin building your defense against a bank robbery charge right away. We will investigate your situation and also monitor the police investigation against you to make sure that your rights are not violated.
It is highly recommended that you contact a bank robbery lawyer immediately after you are charged. The police and federal prosecutors will likely want to question you right away. Our team can help make sure you do not say anything to weaken your case during this interrogation. We can also make sure that you are not treated unfairly during the interview process.
Contact our team of criminal defense lawyers in Long Beach to get the professional help you need today.
Get Help from a Long Beach Bank Robbery Lawyer
Federal charges for bank robbery can be incredibly difficult to beat on your own. Fortunately, you can get professional help by contacting the Simmrin Law Group right now. Our team of bank robbery lawyers in Long Beach can go over your case immediately with a FREE initial case evaluation.
Let us start working to build your defense. Call us at (310) 997-4688 or fill out our online contact form so we can begin preparing your case.