Have You Been Accused of Robbery?
Serious Legal Help from Our Chattanooga Criminal Defense Lawyers
Under the Hobbs Act, it is a federal criminal offense to commit any robbery
against any business that affects interstate commerce. This is a broad
power granted under the commerce clause in the United States Constitution.
In many cases, the prosecution will perform some interesting legal gymnastics
in order to demonstrate that the defendant is guilty of a Hobbs Act robbery.
In a recent jury trial in which a client was charged with a Hobbs Act robbery,
the federal prosecution tried to fulfill their burden of proof, demonstrating
that the business involved in the case affected interstate commerce by
showing that the company sold certain automotive parts that are manufactured
outside of the state of Tennessee. In addition, the prosecution pointed
to the fact that the company had a Coca-Cola® machine in the corner
- and Coke® is manufactured outside of Tennessee.
Robbery is a serious violent felony accusation that carries substantial
mandatory jail time upon conviction. Bank robbery and armed robbery can
both be prosecuted in federal court in addition to robberies that affect
interstate commerce. All criminal charges are serious, but
federal cases are especially so because they almost always involve higher penalties
along with a prosecution team made up of skilled investigators and agents
with larger budgets and years of experience.
Chattanooga criminal defense lawyer with experience and a track record of success defend you.
Our Team Has More Than 25 Years of Experience
If you have been accused of a federal theft crime, you need assistance
from a Chattanooga federal criminal defense attorney who can help you
defend yourself from a robbery charge in federal court. Contact Davis
& Hoss, PC for a
free consultation today and learn how our experienced team of Tennessee lawyers may be able
to help you achieve freedom and exoneration.
Get your life back.
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