Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney
Theft crimes are all defined by the willful taking of another’s property with
no intention of giving it back. Robbery is theft that includes force,
intimidation, or the presence of a deadly weapon. If you have been charged
for committing robbery to any degree in Wisconsin, you must be aware that
the potential penalties are severe.
If convicted, you may be sentenced with:
- Thousands of dollars in fines
- More than a year in jail
- Lengthy probation
Penalties will escalate depending on how much property was stolen or the
circumstances of your alleged violent actions but all robbery charges
are felonies unless extraneous details lessen the offense. Prepare yourself
and your case right away with the help of Milwaukee Theft Crime Attorney
Christopher J. Cherella. Call our firm today at
414.882.8382 and set up a
free initial consultation as soon as possible.
Defenses to Robbery Charges
Robbery is a serious accusation and the prosecution must make the jury
or judge believe beyond a reasonable doubt that you did commit the crime
and committed it exactly as you have been charged. Our criminal defense
lawyer can exploit the specificity the prosecution needs in their case
and use it to your advantage.
Potential defenses to your robbery charges include:
Mistaken identity: Historically, robberies most often occur in dark locations and by someone
who has taken steps to disguise themselves. How certain are any witnesses
that they person they saw was actually you?
No intimidation: Taking an item without trying to threaten or frighten someone is a crime
but it is not robbery, and not a felony. If we can prove that you did
nothing to intimidate the alleged victim, your charges could be significantly reduced.
No deadly weapon: Intimidation without a deadly or dangerous weapon, such as a firearm, knife,
or bludgeon, used to steal something may be robbery but it is not armed
robbery. Once again, this may be used to lessen your sentencing.
Get the Legal Help You Need
After being arrested for robbery, you are already being viewed in a negative
light by the court. Our Milwaukee robbery attorney can help you rebalance
the scales of justice by giving you the tools and defense necessary to
obtain a fair trial and a fair chance. We are available to take your calls,
listen to your concerns, and answer your questions 24/7 – do not
contact us the moment you need a powerful legal advocate on your side.