Milwaukee Robbery Attorneys
Personalized and Client-Focused Representation in Waukesha County
Robbery involves theft by the use or threat of force. If you have been accused of such a crime in Wisconsin, it is critical that you consult an experienced defense lawyer to discuss your next steps. At Ritter Law Office, LLP, we have been representing defendants for a collective 43 years, and we aim to take a more personalized and client-oriented approach to our practice. We will sit down with you to learn your side of the story and better understand what’s going on in your life. Then, we will craft a unique strategy based on your needs and goals, potentially dismissing your case entirely or at least petitioning for reduced charges.
What Constitutes a Crime of Robbery?
According to Wisconsin Statute 943.32, robbery is defined as taking, with the intent to steal, property from someone by using force against them or by threatening the imminent use of force against them. Note that the prosecution must prove that the defendant used force or threat of force. This means showing that the defendant used actual force or threat of force with the intent to overcome physical resistance to the theft or with intent to compel the owner to relinquish their property.
Robbery is a Class E felony punishable by up to 15 years of imprisonment and/or a $50,000 fine. Robbery of a financial institution is a separate robbery offense that is punished as a Class C felony, which carries up to 40 years in prison and/or $100,000 in fines. In either case, repeat offenses may increase the term of imprisonment by 2-6 years.
Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon
If the robbery involved the use or threat of a dangerous weapon, the robbery will be charged also as a Class C felony. A dangerous weapon includes a gun or any other weapon that may be reasonably perceived to possibly cause bodily injury or death. Note that the dangerous weapon does not need to have been displayed for such a charge to hold; it is sufficient if the alleged victim has reason to believe the defendant possessed a dangerous weapon at the time.
If you have been charged with a robbery offense in Milwaukee, do not hesitate to contact Ritter Law Office, LLP today for legal support. We can take a more detailed look at your case to determine your defense options based on your situation. Robbery cases can be tricky, especially when it comes to the nuance of proving force or threat of force. Our firm has a combined 43 years of experience advocating for clients, and we will provide the calming and caring touch you need in a defense lawyer fighting for your future.
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