In a popular movie, a husband and wife duo fall on hard times, so they decide to hold up a gentleman at an ATM while using their finger to pretend they have a gun. The movie is humorous, but in real life, the crimes they commit are serious. In today's economic times, families are struggling. People are out of jobs and looking for ways to get money in order to provide for their families. In desperate times, people sometimes take desperate measures such as robbing people and businesses. In other cases, men and women struggle over commonly owned items as one party moves out. Unfortunately, circumstances have a tendency to spiral out of control. In the movie, the good-natured couple was never caught and their circumstances changed for the better. However, in real life, things don't always work out this way. People get caught and they end up in jail for crimes against people (see more Person and Violent Crimes in Colorado).
Circumstances have a tendency to spiral out of control. Don't let a mistake define your future.
We understand that times are tough.
If you have been charged with Robbery in Jefferson or El Paso County, you need to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney so you can have a good outcome in your case. The attorneys at O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC understand that people are looking for answers to their criminal charges. We know that times are tough, and sometimes good people make bad decisions. If you have been charged with Robbery or Aggravated Robbery, we are here to help. We have over 25 years of experience working with clients accused of these allegations.
What is Robbery in Denver?
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.
What is Aggravated Robbery in Aurora?
Aggravated Robbery is charged when an individual possesses a weapon and intends to kill, maim or wound the person robbed (or any other person) if necessary. The weapon in question doesn't need to be present for a person to be accused of Aggravated Robbery. The assailant can hide the gun or knife, or simply state that he or she has one.
Examples of Robbery and Aggravated Robbery
An Example of Robbery:
A man in Douglas or Arapahoe County snatches a purse from a woman as she is walking on the street after shopping. If caught, this man would face Robbery charges because he knowingly took an item of value from another person by use of force.
An Example of Aggravated Robbery:
A woman falls on hard times, so she gathers a few friends and they hold up a liquor store in Adams or Denver County with a fake gun. Because this crime involves the threat of a weapon, she and her friends would face Aggravated Robbery charges the same as if the gun were real.
What is the Sentence for Robbery in Westminster?
In Colorado, Robbery is classified as a class 4 felony, which carries a possible sentence of up to 6 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC). Aggravated Robbery is a class 3 felony, but it is also considered an extraordinary risk crime (which carries a harsher sentence). An Aggravated Robbery conviction could result in up to 16 years in prison.
Your Best Defense: O'Malley & Sawyer, LLC
The criminal defense attorneys at O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC are skilled and experienced in representing their clients. If you have been charged with Robbery or Aggravated Robbery, we recommend that you exercise your right to remain silent. Contact us immediately for a free consultation to discuss your case. We will fight hard to get your case dismissed, get reduced sentencing or probation. We will fight hard to clear your name.
Colorado Robbery Statute: C.R.S. 18-4-301
“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.”
Colorado Aggravated Robbery Statute: C.R.S. 18-4-302
“A person who commits robbery is guilty of aggravated robbery if during the act of robbery or immediate flight therefrom:(a) He is armed with a deadly weapon with intent, if resisted, to kill, maim, or wound the person robbed or any other person; or(b) He knowingly wounds or strikes the person robbed or any other person with a deadly weapon or by the use of force, threats, or intimidation with a deadly weapon knowingly puts the person robbed or any other person in reasonable fear of death or bodily injury; or(c) He has present a confederate, aiding or abetting the perpetration of the robbery, armed with a deadly weapon, with the intent, either on the part of the defendant or confederate, if resistance is offered, to kill, maim, or would the person robbed or any other person, or by the use of force, threats, or intimidation puts the person robbed or any other person in reasonable fear of death or bodily injury; or(d) He possesses any article used or fashioned in a manner to lead any person who is present reasonably to believe it to be a deadly weapon or represents verbally or otherwise that he is then and there so armed.”