Stealing seems like a simple crime, but it is more complicated than it looks. There are three basic types of crimes related to stealing – theft, robbery, and burglary – and multiple levels of severity within those three types in Wisconsin.
When you take property from someone in person using force or by threatening to use force, you could face robbery charges. Robbery is considered a Class E felony and is punishable by up to $50,000 in fines and up to 15 years in prison. If a gun or other deadly weapon was used during the robbery, the charges increase to $100,000 in fines and up to 40 years in prison.
Because the crime of stealing is complex, defending robbery charges requires a skilled defense. Your lawyer should thoroughly investigate all aspects of your case to look for opportunities to prove you did not commit robbery. Defense strategies against robbery charges might include:
The attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates strive to achieve the best outcome possible for each of our clients. No case is hopeless, and every client deserves a strong legal defense. If you’ve been accused of robbery, contact Tracey Wood & Associates for a free, no-obligation review of your case.
“Not Guilty” - A Guide for Defending Criminal Cases
By Tracey Wood