My nephew was arrested in Westboro MA, is his arrest considered armed robbery?

Additional Information:

My nephew was involved in some sort of an altercation in Westboro, MA which he was allegedly trying to rob a man of his watch. The boy (he’s 19) has had drug problems and I assume this issue was in play. He used a bat to threaten the man and to take the watch. He was arrested the next day because the man recognized him. So, is this an armed robbery even if he didn’t hit him and what would the penalty be?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

Yes it is considered armed robbery, and in addition he could be charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. The penalty would depend on his prior criminal history and whether he has served time previously. He certainly could be placed on probation or face jail time.

Westboro Criminal Defense lawyer, Michael Franklin, represents individuals in all criminal law related matters throughout Westboro and the Worcester County region including the cities and towns of Auburn, Boylston, Clinton, Charlton, Holden, Leominster, Leicester, Paxton, Shrewsbury, Sturbridge, Westborough, Northborough, Webster, Dudley, and Oxford, Massachusetts.

Attorney Michael Franklin
Westboro Criminal Defense Lawyer
5 State Street, Suite 1F
Worcester, MA 01609