At McCoppin & Associates, Attorneys at Law, P.A., we defend individuals in Wake County, North Carolina, and surrounding areas, from robbery and burglary charges. Andrew McCoppin is a State Certified Specialist in Criminal Law who personally handles all our criminal defense. As a former assistant district attorney, he has the skills and experience to identify the strengths in your case and use them to your advantage.
Our attorneys are available to clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will travel to see you, if necessary. We visit the jail every week to be sure our clients see the progress in their cases. We also have accounts with most of the North Carolina jails so clients may call us directly from jail at 919-481-0011. Contact us today for a free initial consultation by calling, 919-234-5775.
Solid Defense Against Robbery and Burglary Charges
The penalties for robbery and burglary vary depending on the facts involved and your criminal history. For the exact same crime, some people may receive long prison sentences and others may receive probation depending upon how their lawyer presents the case to the prosecutor, the jury and the judge.
Robbery is stealing something from another person using the threat of violence. Sentences vary and may range from supervised probation to many years in prison depending upon whether a weapon was used or if the alleged victim was injured. If going to trial is too risky, a plea bargain for larceny from the person may be an acceptable compromise.
Burglary is entering a home, business or any other building with the intent to commit a felony. Walking through an open door or into an open garage is burglary if the prosecutor can prove you intended to commit a felony when you passed into the building. You don’t have to complete the intended crime inside the building. Sentences vary depending upon whether the building was occupied at the time, if the crime was committed at night and the type of building entered. In cases where going to trial is too risky, we may be able to have your charges reduced to the lesser included offense of breaking and entering.
Raleigh, North Carolina, Burglary Defense Lawyers
If you are facing robbery or burglary charges, no matter how severe the charges, you have rights. The first right to remember is your right to remain silent — use it. You also have a right to an attorney who will provide the best defense possible for you. Our attorneys have the knowledge of criminal law and of the specific statutes that will help to develop strategies intended to fight the charges.