In Michigan, an armed robbery conviction is considered to be a maximum offense that carries a mandatory prison sentence. The minimum sentence for a crime of this magnitude is two years, nothing less. However, in order to secure a conviction, the prosecution will need to prove five different things at trial beyond a reasonable doubt:
- You used force in the commission of the crime, or some form of violence that could instill fear in the victim
- You were committing an act of larceny to retain money or property and permanently deprive them of it
- You committed the act of larceny with the victim present
- You were in possession, or the victim had reason to believe that you possessed a dangerous weapon or object that could cause serious bodily injury or even death
In Michigan, robbery and armed robbery are serious offenses. The prosecution is likely to be harsh and unforgiving, so it is vital that you get an assertive legal advocate on your side.
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