Kaleem Tariq-Madyun has been arrested after being accused of committing an armed robbery at a McDonalds in Metro Atlanta.
According to reports, police say that he forced employees into a refrigerated area and stole money. He is facing one count of armed robbery as well as seven counts of aggravated assault in Georgia.
The incident was reported to have happened at 5:00 in the morning yesterday. Tariq-Madyun was able to escape the scene of the crime, but was later arrested and detained in Lawrenceville.
Just because someone has been accused of committing a criminal offense does not mean that they are guilty of that particular offense. As an Atlanta Criminal Lawyer, I will outline the offense of armed robbery so to better explain what Tariq-Madyun has been accused of and what consequences he is facing.
Armed Robbery in Georgia
The Georgia Code defines the criminal offense of armed robbery in Georgia as:
When a person with intent to commit theft, he or she takes property of another from the person or the immediate presence of another by use of an offensive weapon, or any replica, article, or device have the appearance of such weapon. O.C.G.A. §16-8-41.
The criminal offense of armed robbery is considered a serious violent felony in Georgia. If convicted of armed robbery, the penalty includes a mandatory minimum of ten years in prison. The prison sentence can range from up to life in prison or even the death penalty depending on the circumstances of the crime.
As an Atlanta Criminal Attorney, I would like to highlight the fact that if you are convicted of armed robbery then there is a mandatory minimum of ten years in prison. This cannot be probated or minimized.
However, we are well-experienced with Georgia Criminal Defenses and can utilize this in order to completely fight the charge or get the charge reduced to robbery in Georgia which carries no mandatory minimum.
This goes for other crimes as well, so if you or a loved one has been arrested in Georgia, contact our offices today.