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Richmond, VA Criminal Defense Lawyer

Richmond Robbery Defense Attorney

Cody Villalon Fights To Protect Your Rights And Freedom in Robbery Cases.

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Robbery charges are serious. You need a skilled defense lawyer on your side.

Criminal defense attorney Cody Villalon personally represents his clients throughout their legal battle. He goes the extra mile to protect their interests and safeguard their emotional well-being. Contact him today at 804.316.0765 to schedule a confidential, free consultation.

Our Robbery Defense Lawyer Fights for You

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with robbery in Virginia, the consequences can be severe. In addition to prison time, convictions result in criminal records that may negatively impact education, career, housing, benefits, and family and social relationships for a lifetime. With so much at stake, do not attempt to fight these charges alone.

Engage a reputable criminal defense attorney to navigate the justice system, fight for your rights, and protect your freedom.

Robbery defense attorney Cody Villalon has been successfully helping people accused of serious crimes for over a decade. He leverages his knowledge of the local courts, prosecutors, and system’s operations while building your case. His ultimate goal is to minimize the consequences of these charges.

Why Call Cody Villalon?

Choosing the right Richmond robbery defense attorney is perhaps the most important of your responsibilities.  You want to work with a professional who has extensive experience, deep resources, and a compassionate approach. Some of the reasons to engage Cody Villalon include:

  • Experience and Knowledge: Cody has dedicated his practice to criminal defense. He knows how to handle robbery cases in Richmond.
  • Hands-On Service: As a hard-working solo practitioner, Cody personally represents each of his clients.
  • Unparalleled Access: Cody and his team are available 24/7 for client emergencies.
  • Free Consultations: We offer all prospective clients a no-cost consultation during which we gain valuable information and they learn just how powerfully we can support them.

Our firm was established on the premise that everyone charged with a crime is guaranteed rights under the law and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Protect your rights — call us today.

How Our Robbery Defense Attorney Can Help You

Cody Villalon knows the importance of  starting work on your case immediately, before evidence can be destroyed.  You can rely on us to:

  • Review charges and build your defense
  • Gather evidence from surveillance photos and videos, police reports and records, and interviews with witnesses and first responders
  • Identify violations of your rights and possible mistakes made by the police or prosecutors during your arrest
  • Prepare you for all hearings and court appearances
  • Ensure paperwork is filed correctly
  • Depose witnesses and arresting officers
  • Negotiate for a lesser charge or dismissal
  • Litigate aggressively
  • File necessary appeals.

Being arrested and charged with a crime doesn’t mean you’ll be found guilty. With the help of an experienced lawyer you may have a basis for a defense that can result in a favorable plea bargain agreement, reduce charges to avoid prison, or have your charges dropped completely.

Cody Villalon Manages Robbery Charges in Richmond

Addressed in Virginia Code 18.2-58, robbery is the act of taking an item or property that does not belong to you, by use of violence (force) or intimidation, and with the view of depriving the owner of the property’s ownership permanently. Regarding robbery, a business is considered a person.

Penalties Can Be Severe

Most robberies are classified as felonies, and in Virginia can bring punishments of five years to life in prison. The use of a firearm during a robbery is a separate felony punished with a minimum of three years in prison for a first offense and a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison for the second.

 If convicted of both robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, the sentences will be consecutive.

If you or someone you know is facing such charges, a Richmond felony lawyer can provide valuable legal guidance.

Common Defense Strategies

To convict, a prosecutor must prove (beyond a reasonable doubt) that you intended to permanently deprive the owner of their property at the time you were taking it and, at the time of the taking, you used violence/force/threat/intimidation.

Possible defense strategies include proving:

  • Lack of evidence
  • Not in the area when the robbery took place
  • Lack of intent
  • An absence of violence or threat
  • Entrapment or police misconduct
  • Involuntary actions.

Cody Villalon, a Richmond theft defense lawyer, will carefully review the prosecutor’s case to prove reasonable doubt regarding any element of the crime. We will utilize all applicable defenses to minimize your sentence.

FAQs Regarding Robbery in Richmond

Cody Villalon Responds to Your Concerns

Facing robbery charges is frightening; the consequences are potentially severe. It’s natural to have concerns and questions. Below we have shared those asked most often.

What class felony is robbery in Virginia?

Robbery is a Class 2 felony if the person who commits the crime causes serious bodily injury to or the death of any other person. If the robbery involved using or displaying a firearm in a threatening manner, it is a Class 3 felony. In cases like this, representation by a seasoned Richmond robbery defense attorney can help protect your future.

Should I make a plea deal? 

Do not accept any plea offers without consulting with your Richmond robbery defense lawyer. Prosecutors may try to get you to plead guilty, but it is not always advantageous for you to do so.

Can I have my case dismissed?

Possibly, under certain circumstances. If the Commonwealth recognizes a mistake, if they can’t prove the charges, or if you were arrested without probable cause and the evidence against you becomes inadmissible, your case may be dropped.

While these questions are general in nature, Cody will address your more specific concerns during your free consultation.

Cody Villalon Is Ready to Defend You Against Robbery Charges

Contact Our Firm Immediately

Cody Villalon believes that while we are all guaranteed rights under the law, they exist only as long as people are willing to defend them. An experienced Richmond defense lawyer, he is proud of the work he does and will aggressively fight for your rights and the type of world in which he wants his family to live.  He provides skilled, aggressive legal representation to ensure that his clients are treated fairly and in accordance with the law.

Your future is too important to risk. Contact us today at 804.316.0765 for a free, confidential consultation. Time is of the essence; the sooner you contact us, the sooner we begin to work for you.

Client Testimonial

“If you ever need help, look no further, this is the only phone call you need to make. Cody is the best; he goes above and beyond and there’s no one else I’d rather have in my corner fighting for me than him.” – Asher Casazza (Google Review)

Attorney Cody Villalon Richmond, VA


Cody Villalon is a criminal defense attorney in Richmond, VA representing clients accused of violent offenses and DUIs, and he specializes in serious criminal charges. He possesses more than 10 years of legal experience, has defended more than 1,000 cases, and has spent more than 5,000 hours in court. He is highly professional and well-respected by prosecutors and judges. [ Attorney Bio ]


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