Zealous Defense for Clients Charged with Robbery or Armed Robbery in Mississippi

Skilled criminal defense attorneys serving the accused in Southaven, Hernando, Olive Branch and throughout the state

A young man is standing on a platform waiting for a train with his new mobile phone in his hands, when another young man runs towards him, snatches his phone, bolts quickly away and disappears out of the station and out of sight. A robbery has just taken place.

The criminal defense team at Taylor Jones Taylor has a thorough knowledge of the criminal justice system. With more than 50 years of experience, the firm’s highly skilled legal team has represented countless individuals in circumstances just like yours in courtrooms throughout Mississippi. The criminal defense lawyers of Taylor Jones Taylor do not hesitate to take on tough cases where your future may be at risk.

The difference between burglary, robbery and armed robbery

Burglary is the unlawful breaking and entering of a dwelling or other building with the intent to commit a crime. You can make entry to the building without stealing anything and still be charged with burglary.

According to the Mississippi code, robbery is the felonious taking of the personal property of another in his presence or from his person against his or her will by force, violence or intimidation causing the person to be in fear of immediate injury. In layman’s terms, burglary is a crime against property; robbery is a crime against another person. For this reason, robbery is a more serious charge.

If, in the example above of the man stealing a phone, the assailant had wielded a gun or a knife and threatened the victim if he did not give up his phone, then it would be considered armed robbery. In Mississippi, an armed robbery conviction can mean life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The importance of choosing the right lawyer

When you have been charged with a violent crime with consequences as serious as those of robbery or armed robbery, your choice of lawyer will make all the difference in your prospects for the future. You are staring down the possibility of a life sentence in prison. The attorneys at Taylor Jones Taylor have a proven record in Southaven, Hernando, Olive Branch and throughout Mississippi. The firm has built a strong reputation in the community as fierce litigators who will not simply accept a plea bargain. When you work with Taylor Jones Taylor, you work with a team of skilled criminal defense lawyers who know how to fight for your future.

Your advocate when you are charged with robbery Mississippi

Taylor Jones Taylor has successfully represented clients facing robbery or armed robbery charges throughout Mississippi. Please call 662-342-1300 or fill out this contact form to make an appointment at the Southaven, Hernando or Olive Branch office, or to request an in-custody consultation. How can we make your life better today?