Robbery is a felony offense defined as the intent to take something from another person by use or threat of force. This can be as simple as snatching a purse out of the hand of an old woman to gunpoint robbery. Mounting an effective defense to a robbery charge is essential.
Too often, people are convicted based on witness testimony alone because the defendant did not have an attorney who was willing to search for other witnesses or find exculpatory physical evidence to combat the eyewitness testimony.
Eyewitness identification evidence has been proven to be the least reliable type of evidence presented in a courtroom. After a person has been robbed, they will stand up in a court of law with absolute certainty that you are the person who robbed them. What is misunderstood and what must be explained to judge and jury, is that this person’s identification is no more than this person’s opinion that you look like the person who robbed them.
Call ThePhillyLawyers today to speak with an attorney who is experienced in defending against false identification and robbery charges.