Colorado Springs Armed Robbery Defense Attorneys
Armed robbery is a very serious charge and can constitute as a felony offense. There are extensive legal and personal battles you will face, not to mention hefty fines and/or a long prison sentence. The robbery conviction doesn’t just affect your present, but the consequences will extend well past punishment served.
To start with basic definitions, many people confuse the difference between robbery and theft. While both involve taking something that isn’t yours, theft doesn’t involve the harm or intimidation of another while stealing. Robbery, however, occurs when you use threats or force to steal. As such, robbery is considered a violent offense and the penalties are more severe.
Some of the most common examples of robbery include:
- Snatching a purse
- Car jacking
- ATM robberies
- Business (gas station, supermarket, etc) robberies
Colorado has two classifications of robbery: simple and aggravated. If you are charged with armed robbery, you fall onto the aggravated side. If the accused is armed with a potentially dangerous weapon or presents it to the victim as dangerous, this qualifies as armed robbery. Aggravated/armed robbery is a Class 3 felony and you can be facing up to twelve years in prison.
There are probably many emotions that you feel after being faced with the reality of a robbery charge. You could be angry, sad, or worried about your family’s future. We have worked with countless people facing the same predicament, so know that you are not alone. If you are facing armed robbery charges, an excellent defense may be the only thing saving you from extensive prison time. We are very knowledgeable with this part of the law and will work to protect your rights by examining evidence, finding witnesses, and seeking to get your charges reduced or dropped entirely. Contact us today at 719-227-0230.