“Simple Robbery” Charges Are Still Serious!
A person who knowingly takes anything of value from the person or presence of another by the use of force, threats or intimidation commits a robbery in the state of Colorado, according to Colorado Revised Statutes § 18-4-301.
Under this law, robbery is a class 4 felony (F4) and is considered a serious crime and is subject to heavy sentencing possibilities to include from two to six years in state prison and a mandatory three-year parole term. Even if the judge decides to give probation on your Colorado robbery case, the crime itself is seen as one subject to the Colorado Victims’ Rights Act (sometimes called the “Victim’s Bill of Rights”) and this means that the alleged victim or victims in the case have a right to input on your sentence and your plea bargain if you choose not to take the case to trial.
I stole something cheap from a store and when the security guard approached me I pushed him, how is that Felony Robbery in Douglas County?
Unfortunately, the moment any force was used by you the crime elevated from theft to robbery and you are subject to a felony robbery charge in Colorado even if what you were stealing was as cheap as a pack of gum. Robbery is in essence the crime of theft with force or violence added to it. Prosecutors take these cases very seriously and they are told by their supervisors to not “give breaks” on them. If the guy across the courtroom who is trying to put a felony on your record is taking it seriously, so should you.
Call a Denver robbery lawyer at Shazam Kianpour & Associates for a free consultation today. We are here to explain the laws to you and to answer your questions. We have over 20 years of combined experience and we have been in the trenches and taken tough robbery charges to trial and know what it takes to litigate them. If a plea bargain is in your best interest, we will tell you candidly that it is time to cut your losses. The choice is always yours, but what will not change is our commitment to stand by your side and to see your Robbery charges in Colorado through to the end with you.
Contact A Robbery Lawyer In Denver
Call us today and you will instantly understand the peace of mind, which comes with hiring a Colorado criminal defense lawyer who has the qualifications, and experience necessary to help you. Whether you meant to commit the crime of robbery, or you are simply a victim of circumstance, we will fight for you every step of the way. Email us using the form on this site or call today at 303-578-4036.