Bank robbery is the stealing of money from a bank during regular business hours. Like other forms of robbery, the money or goods are taken (or an attempt is made to take them) through intimidation, threats, force or violence. If the theft occurs when the bank is closed, it is considered burglary.
This type of robbery is also a felony, which means harsher penalties for a conviction. The degree of force or violence used during a bank robbery can have an impact on the severity of the sentencing. If you have been charged with bank robbery, contact a federal criminal defense attorney at once. In cases like these, you need legal representation from experienced trial lawyers with federal court experience.
Since most banks are federally insured, bank robbery is typically a federal crime. If the robbery is conducted by two or more individuals, there will likely be a charge of conspiracy to commit bank robbery. During the trial, various aspects of the crime will be addressed, including:
Depending on the circumstances, bank robbery can have a five year statute of limitations. Since this is a federal offense, both local law enforcement agencies and the FBI will likely be involved in the criminal investigation.
Lawyers at McLane, Bednarski & Litt, LLP are skilled in federal criminal defense. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience and will be able to advise you on the best course of action regarding your case. We will provide aggressive legal representation throughout all phases of your trial.
[The client portrayed is an actor and this is a dramatization]