Whether these charges are pursued by a state agency or by the FBI, allegations of bank robbery can be frightening.
Bank robbery allegations will be leveled against any individual accused of intending to or actually unlawfully removing cash or property from a banking institution that is federally insured, including ATMs. As both a federal and state crime, bank robbery may be prosecuted by either the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or by the state where the crime allegedly occurred, depending heavily upon the circumstances of the case.
Anyone accused of committing bank robbery should secure legal representation as early on in the legal process as possible. With experienced legal representation, it is possible that bank robbery charges may be reduced or, in some cases, altogether dropped.
Sentencing Enhancements for Bank Robbery
A conviction of bank robbery can be devastating; aside from the long-term consequences of being a felon, individuals convicted of bank robbery may have to serve lengthy prison sentences or pay substantial fines. There are a number of circumstances that may enhance the sentencing for bank robbery, including:
- Whether any individual was injured during the incident
- The presence of a gun, or any other weapon
- The threat of injury during the incident
Every case is sure to present its own, unique set of challenges for its legal defense; our San Antonio legal team is committed to protecting your rights at every stage of the legal process.
Contact a San Antonio Bank Robbery Lawyer Today
If you are facing bank robbery charges, it is imperative that you secure an experienced criminal defense team to represent you. At Del Prado Law, our San Antonio bank robbery lawyers understand how charges like this will likely be prosecuted and therefore, how best to defend against them. To discuss the particulars of your case with one of our lawyers today, please call (210) 698-3533.