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Defending Against Robbery Charges in Washington

When facing robbery charges in Washington, you need a qualified attorney to protect your rights and provide a strong defense. At Ramirez & Cooper, Inc., our criminal defense attorneys are here to advocate for you. We understand the gravity of robbery charges and their potential life-altering consequences. With our experience, we are committed to helping individuals in Kitsap County navigate the legal system and acquire the best possible outcome for their case.

Call Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. today at (206) 222-7701 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our robbery attorney in Kitsap County.

What is Robbery?

Robbery is a serious criminal offense involving taking another person's property through force, threats, or intimidation. In the state of Washington, robbery is defined under Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 9A.56.190.

To be charged with robbery, the prosecution must prove the following elements:

  • The unlawful taking or attempted taking of someone else's property.
  • The property was taken from the immediate presence of the victim.
  • The taking was against the victim's will.
  • The use or threat of force, violence, or fear was used to facilitate the taking.
  • The defendant had the intention to permanently deprive the victim of their property.
  • Robbery charges can be further classified into first-degree and second-degree robbery, each carrying distinct penalties.

What are the Penalties for Robbery in Washington?

  • First-Degree Robbery: If convicted of first-degree robbery, a Class A felony, you may face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment and fines of up to $50,000. This particularly severe charge is typically reserved for cases involving armed robbery or where the victim sustains serious injuries.
  • Second-Degree Robbery: Second-degree robbery, a Class B felony, holds a possible sentence of up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $20,000. This charge is applied to cases where force or threats were used, but no deadly weapon was involved or where the victim did not suffer substantial bodily harm.

Being convicted of robbery can profoundly impact your life, including the loss of freedom, damage to your reputation, and long-term legal consequences. It is essential to seek immediate legal representation if you face robbery charges in Kitsap County.

Defenses Against Robbery Charges

Some common defenses against robbery charges may include:

  • Mistaken Identity: If there is doubt about the accuracy of the victim's identification, we can challenge the evidence and seek to establish that you were not the person responsible for the crime.
  • Lack of Intent: Robbery charges require the intention to permanently rob the victim of their property. If we can demonstrate that you did not have the requisite intent, your charges may be reduced or dismissed.
  • False Allegations: In some cases, individuals are falsely accused of robbery due to personal vendettas or misunderstandings. We will thoroughly investigate your case's circumstances to uncover any evidence of false allegations.
  • Lack of Force or Threat: If it can be proven that you did not use force or threats to take the property, your charges may be reduced or dismissed.
  • Violation of Rights: We will review every aspect of your arrest and the investigation to ensure that your rights were not violated. Any violations could lead to the exclusion of evidence or a dismissal of charges.

Contact Our Robbery Attorney in Kitsap County Today

At Ramirez & Cooper, Inc., we are devoted to providing you with the best possible defense, striving for the most favorable outcome in your case. We will work tirelessly to safeguard your rights, build a strong defense, and guide you through the complexities of the legal system. Your future is at stake, and our Kitsap County robbery lawyers are here to help you navigate it.

Contact Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. today to get started on your defense with our Kitsap County robbery lawyer.


The attorneys at Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. have a thorough understanding of the legal proceedings and criminal statutes. We are able to give our clients the resources, advocacy and legal advice they need to be successful inside and outside the courtroom. Our legal team will stand by your side every step of the way and always keep you updated on the status of your case. We handle criminal cases throughout Washington state. Let us build a case strategy for you or your loved one, we may be able to take action before charges are even filed.

  • Over 30 Years’ of Combined Legal Experience
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