Because banks are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)—a division of the US government—the federal courts have concurrent jurisdiction with Florida courts over bank robbery cases. If you’ve been arrested or are under investigation for bank robbery in the state of Florida, you are going to require the services of a criminal defense lawyer who has experience trying cases at both the state and federal levels. The Fletcher Law Firm of Orlando, FL has defended those accused of state and federal crimes, like bank robbery, for over twenty years. Contact us immediately to discuss your charges.
Federal and State Bank Robbery Criminal Offenses
Under the federal statute, in order for bank robbery to apply, you must have used force or intimidation to deprive a bank, savings and loan, or credit union, of their assets or the assets over which they are charged. Theft and embezzlement, for instance, absent the presentation of force, are not considered bank robbery at the state or federal level. Walking into a bank with a gun—or intimating that you have a gun even if you don’t—would be considered bank robbery by both state and federal prosecuting attorneys.
Sometimes, the police or federal agents will arrest or detain suspected bank robbers on less than solid, proprietorial evidence. In situations like these, they hope to make their case based upon admissions or statements provided by their suspects. It is for this reason that it’s of paramount importance you contact a criminal defense attorney, as soon as you are aware you are being investigated for a bank robbery. If you’ve been arrested by police, request to speak to a lawyer before answering questions, even if others were arrested with you.
The Fletcher Law Firm cannot guarantee the outcome of any criminal case, but your best chance of continued liberty is to retain the services of an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. In Orlando, few attorneys have the criminal defense background to match that of Attorney H. Kyle Fletcher.
Professional Criminal Defense Lawyer of Orlando
Bank robbery is a serious crime in the State of Florida, and convictions often result in lengthy prison sentences. Don’t trust your continued liberty to a criminal defense attorney who lacks experience defending bank robbery cases at the state of federal levels. Hire Attorney H. Kyle Fletcher to formulate an ironclad criminal defense for you. Contact Orlando’s Fletcher Law Office by calling 407-986-4196.