Robbery / Aggravated Robbery Defense Attorney in Denver, Colorado
Robbery is defined as a person who knowingly takes anything of value from a person by use of force, threats or intimidation.
Aggravated Robbery is defined as a person who commits robbery and during the robbery is armed with a deadly weapon with intent to harm the person robbed if they resist or wounds or strikes the person or any other person, putting them in fear of their life or bodily injury. If the victim believes the person possesses an article that represents a deadly weapon or the person states he has a weapon, the person is considered armed and thus the robbery is “aggravated”.
Aggravated Robbery of Controlled Substances
Any person taking a controlled substance from a pharmacy, pharmacist or other person that has lawful possession of a controlled substance under aggravated circumstances has committed Aggravated Robbery of a Controlled Substance.
Many people are confused with the differences between robbery, theft, trespassing, and burglary but they all relate to some degree of stealing another person’s property, whether it is from a grandmother, a gas station, or a bank.
Philip M. Smith • Denver Area Attorney
Denver Colorado Robbery Offense
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My approach to your Defense
First, DO NOT discuss your case with ANYONE except your attorney. Any statements made to law enforcement may be used against you. Family, friends or coworkers may be called as witnesses. Second, you need vigorous legal representation when facing these serious criminal allegations. I have successfully handled thousands of crimes against property including burglary, theft and trespassing during my legal career.
Philip M. Smith has over 35 years of legal experience
as a judge, district attorney, and a private criminal defense attorney
practicing in all areas of criminal defense law including
Crimes Against Property.
As with all criminal charges it is critical to obtain as much information about the incident as quickly as possible. The sooner I can get started the faster I can achieve the best resolution for you in this robbery allegation. If you have an outstanding warrant, I will discuss with you the best approach to turning yourself in by discussing terms with the district attorney and representing you in court.
Although courts and prosecutors are often more lenient with first time offenders, no two cases are the same. The prosecutor relies on a police investigation, evidence and the witnesses’ statement which may include a photo lineup. Security cameras, photos and videos are often so poor the District Attorney will have a challenge to prove positive identification. Robbery charges can be very difficult to prove.
My job as you criminal lawyer and a robbery charge is to provide you with the best possible defense based on my expert skills negotiating and knowledge of the criminal court system. I will examine how best to approach your facts, police reports and the prosecutors file and tailor an individual strategy for achieving your goal.
Impact of a Robbery Charge and Conviction
Robbery is a serious charge. If a weapon is involved it becomes an extraordinary risk enhanced sentence adding substantial time to a conviction.
• Robbery is a Class 4 Felony with a presumptive sentencing of up to 8 years and a $100,000
• Aggravated Robbery is a Class 3 Felony and is a extraordinary risk crime subject to modified presumptive sentencing range of 16 years and a $750,000.
• Aggravated Robbery of Controlled Substance is a Class 2 Felony with a presumptive sentence of 24 years and a 1 million dollar fine.
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Denver Colorado Attorney Philip M. Smith
A Robbery or Aggravated Robbery conviction in Colorado is not eligible for Sealing. The arrest, charges and possible conviction information will be available to law enforcement, military, government agencies and the public. Landlords and employers will not risk their property or the property of their tenants and employees by renting or hiring a person who they see as a threat because of your charge or conviction. It is important to fully explore the facts and law before taking a guilty plea. I want to help you get the best resolution to your case by working to have the charges dismissed, obtain a Deferred Judgment or Diversion if possible.
Contact My Law Office
If you need a criminal defense lawyer for your Robbery or Burglary criminal charges, or if you have questions about criminal charges, I encourage you to contact me, Philip M. Smith, Denver Criminal Theft Lawyer, 303-333-8900 today for a free and confidential initial consultation.