On May 6, 2010, it was reported that a robbery occurred in the city of Glendale at Community Bank when a petite girl in her late teens made off with an undisclosed amount of money. Glendale, bisected by the Verdugo Mountains, is famous for having helped, in conjunction with Burbank, father the emerging age of aviation, and is home to the now retired Grand Central Airport. Glendale is also home to the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, which contains the remains of many celebrities and local residents.
Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take something of value by force or threat of force, and/or by putting the victim in fear. There are many ways a robbery can occur. For instance, there is normal robbery (which does not involve the use of any weapon), armed robbery (which involves the use of a weapon), aggravated robbery (which involves the use of a deadly weapon or something that appears to be a weapon), mugging (which takes place outside and in a public place), carjacking (the act of stealing a car from a victim by force), and extortion (the threat to do something illegal, or the offer to not do something illegal, in the event that goods, or money, are or are not given). Since the seriousness of these different types of robberies varies, the sentence that a person can be exposed to will also vary. This is why it is important to hire a law firm that is familiar with robbery offenses, and the sentences that go along with them.
At Wallin & Klarich, our knowledgeable and aggressive Glendale criminal defense attorneys have been defending the rights of those accused of robbery offenses for over 30 years. If you, or a loved one, are being accused of robbery, the time to act is now. Call Wallin & Klarich at 888-280-6839, or visit www.wklaw.com for more information about how we can help you with your case.