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Armed Robbery in Wisconsin

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Although the violent crime of robbery is already associated with serious penalties, being charged with armed robbery in Wisconsin can lead to even harsher consequences. If you are accused of armed robbery, find an experienced criminal defense attorney is absolutely important. If convicted of this type of criminal offense, you will certainly face an extensive prison sentence.

At the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella, we will fight hard if you’ve been accused of armed robbery. With more than 20 years of experience, our Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer understands the gravity of your situation and can help build a strong defense in order to obtain a not guilty verdict, get your case dismissed, or substantially reduce your charges.

Wisconsin Armed Robbery Definition & Penalties

According to state law, armed robbery is when a deadly weapon or firearm is used while committing the criminal offense of taking money, property, or assets from a person or the custody of another with intent to either temporarily or permanently deprive the individual or owner of the money or property by use of force, assault, violence, or instilling fear of physical harm of the victim or those associated with the victim.

In order to be convicted of armed robbery in Wisconsin, the court typically requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt that somebody else possessed the property in question, that the defendant took the property from the person in question with the intent to steal it, and that the defendant used or threatened to use a deadly weapon to take the property. Dangerous weapons include all firearms (whether they are loaded or not) and any other objects (e.g. knives, grenades, etc.) that are designed as weapons and capable of inflicting serious bodily harm or death.

Armed robbery is considered a Class C felony, which is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 40 years and/or a maximum fine of $100,000 today.

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