If you’re accused of breaking and entering, larceny, or any other type of crime involving theft, you may want to call a firm of Milwaukee robbery lawyers as soon as you possibly can. The consequences of a robbery conviction (which is different from other types of theft) are incredibly harsh—and you could lose your freedom, your job, and even your family as a result.
What is Robbery?
The crime of robbery itself, under Wisconsin law, is defined as taking place when a person has intent to steal and takes property from the person or presence of its owner by using physical force or by “threatening the imminent use of force” against the person.
What Kind of Crime is Robbery?
Robbery is a Class E felony if it’s done in the manner described above. It can be bumped up to a Class C felony if you use a weapon or the threat of the use of a weapon (armed robbery).
What Are the Punishments for Robbery?
If you’re charged with and convicted of a Class E felony, you could be fined up to $50,000 and imprisoned for up to 15 years.
If you’re charged with and convicted of a Class C felony, you could be fined up to $100,000 and imprisoned for up to 40 years.
Do You Need to Talk to a Wisconsin Robbery Lawyer?
We may be able to help you if you’re accused of robbery or another theft crime.
Call us right away at 414-383-6700. We’ll evaluate your case during your free consultation with a robbery defense lawyer and begin developing a strategy that gets you the best possible outcome.