Theft Crime Lawyer in Milwaukee, WI
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In most instances, theft crimes in Wisconsin are considered to be a very serious offense. They are prosecuted based largely upon the amount of the value of the item stolen. Felony charges may be prosecuted if the value of the property taken is greater than $2,500.00.
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- More than two decades of proven legal experience
- 1,000s of criminal cases successfully handled in Wisconsin
- Former prosecutor backing your defense
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If you've been charged with a robbery, theft, or weapon crime in Wisconsin, you should seek out an experienced Milwaukee theft crime attorney at the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella to protect your rights and build a solid defense to fight for you in court.
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While the second amendment of the Constitution does give you the right to bear arms, it does not give you the right to use those weapons while committing any crime in Wisconsin, and there are restrictions on who can possess a gun.
In Wisconsin, robbery is defined as the act of depriving someone of their property while in their presence by the use of:
- And/or fear
Penalties for Armed Robbery
If during a robbery you used a weapon such as a gun or knife, the penalty for this crime could be increased substantially. A penalty enhancer could be filed by the government that would increase the potential time that you could spend in prison upon conviction.
In Wisconsin, a theft or armed robbery charge could have extremely severe penalties such as:
- A long prison sentence
- Extended supervision
- Restitution to the victim(s)
- Large fines
What is the Statute of Limitations for Theft in Washington State?
The statute of limitations for theft in Washington is the following depending on the severity of the theft:
- Theft in the first or second degree: 6 years.
- Class C felony: 5 years
Can a Theft Charge be Dropped?
A theft charge can be dropped before the court hearing. There is a common myth that the alleged victim of a crime “presses charges” and is in charge of the prosecution of the case. The myth goes that if the alleged victim wants to drop the charges, the police have to drop the charges. Letting the government brand you as a thief is something that will follow you for life. No company will hire a convicted thief.
What to Do After You're Arrested
There are a couple of things you can do to help yourself in a theft, robbery, or weapon crime in Wisconsin. The main thing to remember is not to answer any questions asked by the police and/or prosecutor. As in any criminal case in Wisconsin, you should immediately consult with a qualified attorney who can work hard on your behalf to gather evidence and protect your rights in court.
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As a leading Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Cherella can provide you with the direction and legal counsel you need to fight your charges. If you are being prosecuted for robbery, theft, or a weapons crime in Milwaukee or Wisconsin, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We make ourselves accessible and available 24/7 because you and your case are important to us.
Chris is an excellent lawyer. Fights for everything he can get us more.- Former Client
For the first time I feel like I can trust someone who truly wanted to help me and not just take my money. he is truly a good person and is good at what he does for others.- Lori C.
He pleaded my case with zealousness and was able to help get a result that was more than satisfying.- Barry
I have the highest regard for Attorney Cherella and would recommend him highly for legal representation.- Troy
The outcome was better then expected, and the issues are now in the past.- David
Because of his preparations, we never saw a courtroom. He made sure every aspect of the case was covered and kept us informed of everything he was learning.- Former Client