Milwaukee Armed Robbery Defense Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been accused of armed robbery, contact the experienced defense attorneys at Hart Powell, S.C. today for help. If convicted of this serious crime, you face the possibility of a felony conviction, years in prison, and costly fines. This charge can also tarnish your reputation, make it more difficult for you to find employment and housing, and alienate you from your friends and your community.
An experienced lawyer can help you avoid the most severe penalties for this crime, or possibly get your charges dropped altogether. Knowing your legal rights and consulting with an attorney is the first step to protecting your freedom and your future. Do not try to bargain with prosecutors or enter a plea without first speaking with a knowledgeable and capable criminal defense attorney.
At Hart Powell, S.C., we believe that all individuals have the right to zealous representation. You do not have to go through this intimidating experience by yourself. An experienced defense attorney can help you fight this charge and the harsh penalties that come with a conviction. Contact the Milwaukee armed robbery defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C., today at (414) 271-9595 to discuss your case.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
An accusation of armed robbery alone can have both short and long-term consequences, and a conviction will likely change your life forever. Facing the criminal justice system alone when you are unfamiliar with the law can be challenging and intimidating. Having an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense attorney to represent you can help ease your stress and burden. An attorney can help because they:
- Know and understand the law and the legal process
- Can speak with the prosecuting attorney and other officials on your behalf
- Can be present during interviews by police or prosecuting attorneys so that you do not accidentally say anything incriminating
- Ensure the prosecution is not violating your rights
Having an experienced attorney represent you can vastly improve the outcome of your case. When the stakes are as high as they are when you are facing an armed robbery accusation, it is prudent to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Why Choose Us?
At Hart Powell, S.C., we have been representing clients in the Milwaukee area who have been accused of criminal offenses such as armed robbery for over 30 years. While we are based in Milwaukee, we have represented clients in complex litigation matters from all across the country, as we have the experience and knowledge to represent clients in both federal and state court. We believe that individuals are innocent until proven guilty; therefore, we strive to treat each client with the respect and dignity to which they are entitled.
Over the years, we have helped people accused of crimes have the charges against them reduced or even dismissed altogether. In addition, we have been successful in many trials, winning a number of not guilty verdicts for our clients. Since we have worked hard to develop working relationships with prosecutors over the years, in some instances we are also able to help clients receive alternative sentencing, such as probation or community service. Our goal is to get the best possible outcomes for our clients and ensure their rights are protected.
Armed Robbery Charges and Penalties
Armed robbery is the criminal act of committing forcible theft, more commonly known as a hold-up, with a firearm. The firearm does not have to be used in order for the act to be considered armed robbery. In fact, the firearm does not even have to be loaded at all. Pointing a gun at someone or even just carrying a gun at the time of the theft can qualify as armed robbery. The Wisconsin legislature has designated that the crime of armed robbery includes theft, or attempt to deprive a victim of property, by use of force, or threat of force, with any weapon, container, device, or article that a victim can reasonably believe to be dangerous.
The criminal defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. represent clients in both state and federal court against charges of armed robbery. We can help clients whether they are accused of armed robbery with a firearm, or any other type of dangerous weapon, including:
- Any device designed to cause great bodily harm
- Any device used to strangle, choke, or deprive someone of oxygen and circulation
- Electric weapons
- Any instrument used as a means to cause serious bodily harm
An armed robbery charge comes with a series of fines and penalties. In the state of Wisconsin, armed robbery is classified as a Class C felony. The severity of the charge will depend largely on the circumstances of the case, such as whether the gun was drawn or fired. The possible penalties for an armed robbery conviction include:
- Up to 25 years in prison
- Up to $100,000 in fines
- Revocation of the right to bear arms
Those convicted of armed robbery can also lose other rights, such as the right to vote. The support of an attorney at Hart Powell, S.C. is invaluable, as they can help you come up with a strategy for how to build your best possible defense against these charges. While developing a case against a charge of armed robbery can be challenging and require gathering lots of evidence, you can still win the battle against these charges. The attorneys at Hart Powell, S.C. can help you compile the necessary evidence to fight these charges.
For the prosecution to be able to convict a person of armed robbery, they must prove to the jury that the accused is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This is most often called the burden of proof. Criminal cases require the highest level of burden of proof for a person to be convicted. An experienced attorney, such as the ones at Hart Powell, S.C., can help place doubt in the minds of the jury members to prevent conviction. Our attorneys look for defenses such as mistaken identity or proof that no weapon, device, or container was used or was threatened to be used to cause serious bodily harm. We also analyze the intent to permanently deprive the possessor of property as a means to advocate for the best possible outcome for our clients.
If you are facing a criminal charge for armed robbery, you need a criminal defense lawyer who you can trust to aggressively defend your case. At Hart Powell, S.C., we know what it takes to construct a strong defense, and we are prepared to work closely with you throughout your case to pursue a favorable resolution. Whether this is your first criminal charge or you have a criminal history, our attorneys will fight to ensure that your legal rights remain protected. For sound legal advice and assistance regarding your armed robbery charge and legal options, contact the Milwaukee armed robbery defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C., today by calling (414) 271-9595.