The many types of robbery defense

As a robbery defendant, there are many strategies that can be used at trial in an attempt to convince the court that he or she did not commit the crime. At the same time, defendants often admit to partaking in illegal activity but argue that some of the facts are not correct.

There are many types of robbery defense, including the following:

-- Innocence. This is when the defendant attempts to prove that he or she is innocent.

-- Intoxication. According to FindLaw, there are two types of intoxication: involuntary and voluntary.

-- Entrapment. Has the person been pushed into committing a crime? If the answer is yes, he or she may use an entrapment defense.

-- Duress. With this, the defendant is tasked with the responsibility of proving that another party forced him or her into committing the crime through a threat of injury or death.

These are the most common types of robbery defense, with each one being proven successful over the years. The stance that a defendant takes in court will be based on many factors, including the evidence against them.

If you are charged with robbery and find yourself faced with a trial, it is important to know your rights as well as the many types of defense you can implement. Most people realize the importance of seeking professional legal assistance, as they don't have the knowledge necessary to determine which type of defense will put them in the best position to succeed. With the help of a legal team, no questions are left unanswered and all types of defense are considered before moving forward.

Source: FindLaw, "Robbery Defenses" Dec. 29, 2014

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