Robbery charges in Colorado can result when someone takes something of value from another while using intimidation, threats, or force. This can be done directly or in the presence of another. Robbery doesn't apply if the items in question belong to you or you're taking them in an effort to return them to the rightful owner. As a felony offense, robbery can lead to prison time and high fines. Additionally, robberies committed against elderly individuals are even more serious. If you or someone you know is facing robbery charges, connect with an experienced criminal lawyer right away.
Jefferson County Robbery Law
Jefferson County's robbery law prohibits taking items from others in a threatening or violent way. CRS 18-4-301 describes the specific details of robbery without use of a deadly weapon. You commit simple robbery in Lakewood, Golden, or Arvada if you:
- knowingly take anything of value,
- from another person or in another's presence,
- using intimidation, threats, or force
It isn't uncommon for a robbery situation to include a charge for burglary. If there is unlawful entry into an occupied structure or building with an intent to commit an offense, burglary charges can follow as well. In some cases, the intent is to commit robbery.
What are the Penalties for Robbery in Lakewood?
Each robbery case is different. As a result, the penalties for conviction won't always be the same. This offense is at minimum a class 4 felony, possibly leading to:
- up to 6 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections,
- fines of $2K - $500K
However, if the victim is a person with a disability or 70+, the prison sentence can double. A felony on your record can create other significant hurdles as well. Difficulty finding and maintaining employment, securing housing, and getting loans are common for felons throughout Colorado.
Colorado Defense Lawyer for Robbery Charges
Allegations of robbery require immediate action on the defendant's part. We recommend exercising your right to remain silent and contacting a strategic defense attorney. Statements made to police often hinder your defense. Perhaps you had no intent to take anything, you didn't use force, threat, or intimidation, or there was police misconduct. Nevertheless, contact our law office for a free, confidential consultation. We will carefully analyze your robbery case, as well as suggest next steps in your defense. We offer same-day jail visits, affordable fees, and flexible payment plans for people facing robbery charges throughout Colorado.
Don't talk to the police about robbery charges - talk to us. O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC 303-830-0880.
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