Taking something of value in the presence of another using force, threats, or intimidation is charged as Robbery in Denver, Aurora, and Castle Rock. When a deadly weapon is involved, the charge is Aggravated Robbery. A man was recently sentenced for multiple Robberies after he was caught on security footage waling into banks and handing the tellers a note demanding money. He would walk up to the teller and slide a deposit slip to him or her that stated there was a ‘robery' in progress. In case you aren't paying attention, yes, Robbery was spelled incorrectly. It's a really easy way to get linked to multiple crimes when you give tellers an easy way to identify you with a misspelling like that. He was arrested and charged with four different Robbery charges for four different banks.
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Douglas County Robbery Lawyer: Definition of ‘Robery' in Arapahoe County
The Douglas and Arapahoe County, Colorado law definition of Robbery – C.R.S. 18-4-301 – is:
“A person who knowingly takes anything of value from the person or presence of another by the use of force, threats, or intimidation commits robbery.”
As a class 4 felony, Robbery is punishable by 2 to 6 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and up to $500,000 in fines.
Adams County Aggravated Robbery Attorney: Definition of Aggravated Robbery in Jefferson County
In Adams and Jefferson County, Colorado Aggravated Robbery – C.R.S. 18-4-302 – is charged if during a Robbery:
- The robber is armed with a deadly weapon;
- Any accomplices are armed with a deadly weapon;
- The person robbed is wounded or struck with a deadly weapon; or
- The person robbed is put in fear for his life;
It's important to note that a deadly weapon doesn't actually have to be present in order to charge this crime. Simply verbally representing that you have a deadly weapon or showing anything that resembles a deadly weapon (even if it's fake), can still result in this class 3 felony extraordinary risk crime.
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If you or a loved one has been charged with, arrested for, or accused of Robbery or Aggravated Robbery, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from Sawyer Legal Group at 303-830-0880 to schedule a free consultation. Together, we can protect your future. Request a Free Consultation
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