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Robbery 1st Amended to Misdemeanor Probation

Our client was charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree.  This charge carries a potential sentence of 10-20 years of imprisonment.  Furthermore, Robbery in the 1st Degree is a "violent" crime, not eligible for probation and the defendant must serve 85% of their sentence before being eligible for parole.

The lead attorney on the case, Abe Mashni, fought hard to ensure the prosecution knew all mitigating facts in the case.  After over a year of investigation, negotiations, court appearances, the prosecution agreed to amend our client's charge to the misdemeanor crime of Criminal Facilitation to Robbery in the 2nd Degree, 12 months.  

Despite the great offer, the battle was not over yet.  In a coordinated effort, Abe filed a Motion for Probation along with several letters of support from the client's family, friends, and co-workers.  At the sentencing hearing, Abe gave a passionate plea to the Court to grant his client the privilege of probation.  Thankfully it worked, and the Court awarded our client two (2) years probation.  Our client walked out of the courtroom that day a free person, without the stigma of being a convicted felon.

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

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Abe Mashni

Abe Mashni is a criminal defense attorney practicing in Lexington, Kentucky.  After graduating the University of Kentucky, magna cum laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, Abe earned his Juris Doctorate f...

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