Q: My son was accussed of armed robbery with a concealed weapons he had no weapon and for trespassing
They were going by what someone had told them And the person is a known drug user this is his first charge
A: Your son is facing an incredibly serious charge, one that is considered a violent crime that carries a minimum of 10 years in prison. Depending on the facts of the case the victim's credibility may or may not be the determining factor in whether or not the State has enough evidence to win at trial. You would be wise to sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to get a complete analysis of what he his up against.
A: South Carolina code section 16-11-330 makes it a felony punishable by at least 10 years in prison to commit “robbery while armed with a pistol, dirk, slingshot, metal knuckles, razor, or other deadly weapon” in this state. Depending on the specific circumstances, this is potentially a serious charge with substantial penalties. Consult with a South Carolina criminal attorney to go over your specific case and all of your potential legal options.
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