Assault with the Intent to Rob Armed/Unarmed

Charged With Assault with the Intent to Rob Armed Or Unarmed? Our Brockton Felony Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help

Criminal Defense StrategiesMassachusetts General laws Chapter 265 section 20 states that “whoever, without being armed with a dangerous weapon, assaults anyone by way of force or violence with the intention or committing a robbery will be guilty of assault with the intent to rob.”

The prosecution doesn’t need to show that defendant even touched the alleged victim. A show of force can be enough to support a conviction. However, the he prosecution will have to prove that the defendant’s show of force would cause any reasonable person to fear that they may suffer bodily injury.

Getting A Conviction Charges Of Assault With Intent To Rob

In order the prosecution to get a conviction for assault with the intent to rob while unarmed they must prove the following:

  • The defendant assaulted the alleged victim with either force or violence; and
  • The defendant did so with the intention of committing a robbery

A defendant found guilty of assault with the intent to rob while unarmed faces imprisonment up to 10 years in state prison.

Assault With The Intent To Rob While Armed

Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 section 18 (b) states that whoever, while armed with a dangerous weapon, assaults anyone by way of force or violence with the intention or committing a robbery will be guilty of assault with the intent to rob while armed. In order to get a conviction for this particular crime the prosecution doesn’t need to show that the defendant used the weapon during the course of the assault.

In order the prosecution to get a conviction for assault with the intent to rob while unarmed they must prove the following:

  • The defendant committed an assault on the alleged victim
  • The defendant was armed with a dangerous weapon (i.e., any instrument or tool capable of inflicting serious bodily injury); and
  • The defendant did so with the intention of committing a robbery

A defendant found guilty of assault with the intent to rob while armed faces imprisonment up to 20 years in state prison.

Free Consultation With A Greater Boston Area Felony Crimes Defense Lawyer

Throughout his prosecutorial career, Attorney Gerald J. Noonan argued and tried hundreds of criminal cases — as a criminal defense attorney alone, Gerald J. Noonan has successfully handled more than 340 criminal trials.

Attorney Noonan knows the legal strategies and tactics both law enforcement and district attorneys use when trying to get criminal convictions. He has criminal trial experience on both sides of a criminal case, which is invaluable when you are looking for an attorney to represent you.

For a free initial consultation, use our online contact form, or call us at (508) 584-6955.

The Noonan Defense Firm is available to assist clients charged with felony crimes throughout all of Southeast Massachusetts, including but not limited to Brockton, Taunton, Bridgewater, Weymouth, Quincy, Hingham, Marshfield, Plymouth, Attleboro, Canton, Stoughton and all smaller cities and rural areas in Southern Massachusetts. We also serve the counties of Plymouth, Norfolk and Bristol, Massachusetts.

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Our knowledgeable and experienced Massachusetts Assault with Intent to Rob Lawyers at The Noonan Defense Firm are available to assist clients throughout all of Massachusetts, including but not limited to Plymouth County including Brockton, Plymouth, Bridgewater, Hingham, Wareham, Middleboro; Norfolk County including Quincy, Stoughton, Dedham, Weymouth, Braintree, Randolph, Canton, Sharon, Brookline, Franklin; Bristol County including New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Wrentham, Attleboro, Mansfield, Easton, Raynham; and Middlesex County including Cambridge, Lowell, Somerville, Newton, Woburn, Framingham, Malden, Chelsea, Everett, Arlington, Medford and Waltham; Cape Cod, Barnstable, Falmouth and Worcester; Essex County including Lynn, Lawrence and Salem; and the Greater Boston area including South Boston, Revere, Dorchester and Roxbury.

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