Fighting Armed Robbery Charges
When dealing with an armed robbery case, any of a number of defenses may apply. An experienced armed robbery defense attorney will start by analyzing all of the elements of the prosecution’s case and challenging each one.
Armed robbery is a very serious charge and carries a severe penalty. However, as it is a more serious crime, there are several elements which are required for a conviction.
In Wisconsin, armed robbery requires that the following must be proven beyond reasonable doubt:
It is also worth noting that armed robbery doesn’t just apply to cases where a conventional weapon such as a knife or gun was used. The charge can also be applied to cases that involve an object that is clearly designed a weapon or an otherwise ordinary object which is capable of causing bodily harm or death.
Sentences for Armed Robbery
In Wisconsin, armed robbery is a Class C felony and as such carries a penalty of up to 40 years in prison, with a maximum of up to 25 years of initial confinement and a maximum of 15 years extended supervision, and a maximum fine of $100,000.
If you have been charged with armed robbery in Racine or Kenosha you need an aggressive and experienced criminal defense lawyer who has experience with these types of charges. With a good defense you may be able to lessen the charges against you or depending on the circumstances, have them dismissed altogether.
Why Choose Attorney Patrick Cafferty?
Patrick Cafferty is known for his skilled and dedicated representation of clients for a wide variety of criminal defense matters. His integrity and hard work have earned him not only the respect of his clients and peers but also a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating, an AV Preeminent® Martindale-Hubbell® Rating, and listing among Wisconsin Super Lawyers® for 2008-2015.
If you have been charged with armed robbery, contact the firm today to arrange a free initial consultation with criminal defense lawyer Patrick Cafferty and learn more about the options that you have.