Authored by Ken LaMance
, LegalMatch Law Library Managing Editor and Attorney at Law
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What Is Mugging?
Mugging involves a threatened or actual physical attack with the intent to rob someone. Mugging is normally a street crime carried out by petty thieves.
What Are Normal Sentences for Mugging?
It’s difficult to determine the length of a sentence for mugging since it’s a crime that involves other crimes like assault and robbery. Muggers are typically charged with armed robbery if they used a weapon, aggravated robbery if they used a deadly weapon, or highway robbery if the incident occurred at or near a public road. All of these are felony charges that may involve substantial prison time.
What Should I Do If I’m Mugged?
- File a police report immediately
- Cancel credit cards (Visa, 800-847-2911; MasterCard, 800-627-8372; Amex, 800-528-4800; Discover, 800-DISCOVER)
- Contact your bank
- Contact your cell phone service provider
- Change your locks (if your keys were stolen)
- Learn from the experience
What Should I Do If I’m Accused of Mugging?
If you are accused of mugging then you should contact a criminal defense lawyer
immediately since a felony can be a life changing conviction.
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Last Modified: 05-16-2014 07:37 AM PDT
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