It is always hurtful to have items stolen from you, especially if they contain a large amount of sentimental or monetary value. When a person uses a weapon, brute force, or threatens to harm you if you don’t give up your goods, the theft is even more traumatizing.

Robbery is known as the act of using violence or intimidation to forcefully take the property of another individual from his or her possession. The use of force, or threatening to use force, is what makes robbery a more severe crime than basic theft. There are several types of robbery, and anyone is subject to become a victim to them.

Types of Robbery

Simple robbery, which is robbery without the use of a dangerous weapon, is considered a Class E felony in Wisconsin. The offender is subject to being sentenced to up to 15 years in penitentiary, a $50,000 fine, or both of these punishments together.

Armed robbery involves the use of a weapon at the time of the theft, and aggravated robbery involved the use of a deadly weapon. These offenses are considered Class C felonies in Wisconsin (more severe than simple robbery) and they are punishable by up to 40 years in prison, a $100,000 fine, or both.

Contact Us

If you have been charged with robbery, or if you are under investigation for suspected robbery, please contact a Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer of Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595 to see how we can help you.

Written by Michael Hart & Craig Powell

Last Updated : January 14, 2016