Un-Armed Robbery what is the sentencing for a 16 year old.Most likely before a jury.I went to court and lost my case should I have an appeal???

I was With a freind at a local store where I sat out side on a bench directly to the left of entering the store while my friend was in the store he came out sat on the bench next to me and lady pulled in got out her car walked up the sidewalk to the store with a wallet in her hand as she walked by he snatched it and ran then I ran our friends house was only across the street and up the block so I went there and there he was hiding in the backyard stashing the purse and he hopped a fence and ran I went through the purse and grabbed whatever money he didnt find and went the opposite he got away!

Asked on May 16, 2009 under Criminal Law, Michigan

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am going to reserve what I think of what you did.  I hope you don't ever do this again to anyone.

Okay, enough yelling.  In terms of robbery -- you didn't rob her, your friend did.  You were an innocent bystander until you decided to run and take the cash too, at which point you got involved.  So, you are 16 and can be charged as an adult. Were you? Of course you lost your case -- it was quite clear what you did. 

So, should you appeal? Appeal what? Did your public defender or private criminal defense counsel ask to preserve anything on appeal?  If not, I don't know what you would appeal.


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