Being arrested for a serious crime such as robbery in New Orleans can be frightening. Those who find themselves in this situation may feel overwhelmed with the legal system and unsure what to do with their criminal defense case. A Terrytown man recently was arrested for armed robbery of a Marrero store.
The man was accused of robbing a Time Saver store in Marrero. He allegedly went into the store with his face covered and showed a gun to the cashier. He asked for money from the cashier, who opened the register, and then proceeded to run out the store. The man allegedly jumped over the counter and grabbed the money in the register. The gun was found to be a toy gun and the man was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery.
Serious crimes such as armed robbery carry serious consequences. Those who are convicted can face years in prison and felonies on their record. This can harm any future employment and housing opportunities. A legal professional skilled in criminal defense can help their client tell their side of the story. An attorney understands what is at stake and can negotiate with the prosecution and fight for an acquittal. This is not a situation that should be taken lightly, and hiring an experienced attorney can make all the difference in a person’s criminal outcome.
Armed robbery is a serious crime to be accused of in New Orleans. Law enforcement does not take these crimes lightly and they are aggressively prosecuted. A defendant should know their legal rights and make sure they receive the legal help they are entitled to.
Source: nola.com, “Man booked with armed robbery of Marrero store,” Michelle Hunter, July 31, 2017