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Criminal Attempt at Robbery in Denver | Man Attempts to Rob Car Wash with Potato Chip Bag

Posted by Terry O'Malley | May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

I've written on other news stories where a man attempted to rob a store with a rock, and another where a man tried to rob a store as Darth Vader. In today's news story, a man attempted to rob a car wash with a potato chip bag. According to the news, the man went up to the cashier at the car wash, dropped the chip bag on the counter and demanded it be filled with money. He then signaled there was a gun in the potato chip bag, but the cashier noticed it was just a piece of cardboard. If you've been charged with Criminal Attempt at Robbery in Denver, San Miguel County or anywhere else in Colorado, contact the best criminal defense lawyers to defend you today.

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Definition of Robbery in Douglas County, Colorado

Robbery, C.R.S. 18-4-301, is charged in Castle Rock, Douglas County and everywhere else in Colorado whenever a person knowingly takes anything of value from the person or presence of another by the use of force, threats, or intimidation. Since the man in the news story attempted to take something of value from the car wash (money) by threatening that he had a gun and demanding the money, he could be charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Robbery. Attempting to commit a crime in Colorado can lead to consequences almost as harsh as if you actually completed the crime.

Definition of Criminal Attempt in Arapahoe County, Colorado

Criminal Attempt, C.R.S. 18-2-101, is charged in Arapahoe, Adams County and every other county in Colorado if, acting with the kind of culpability otherwise required for commission of an offense, a person engages in conduct constituting a substantial step toward the commission of an offense. The substantialThe substantial step element is crucial for prosecutors to prove. step element is crucial for the prosecution to prove. A substantial step includes any conduct, whether act, omission, or possession, which is strongly corroborative of the firmness of the actor's purpose to complete the commission of the offense. Prosecutors might argue that because the man intended to take money from the car wash by bringing in his potato chip bag and making threats, that he was taking a substantial step towards committing Robbery.

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Consequences of Criminal Attempt at Robbery in Jefferson County and Across Colorado

The consequences for attempting to commit a crime in Golden, Jefferson County and everywhere else in Colorado depend on what the crime was that you attempted to commit. As it pertains to the news story, Robbery is a class 4 felony in Colorado, while Criminal Attempt to Commit Robbery is a class 5 felony. A class 5 felony can lead to a possible Colorado Department of Corrections sentence and possible fines. Don't put your future at risk by fighting any charges of Criminal Attempt at Robbery alone. Instead, contact the top criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office to work with you on your case. Call us today so we can begin planning your defense.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Robbery anywhere in Colorado, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation

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