Five Robbers Wanted in Colorado Springs
Last night in Colorado Springs, five people broke into an apartment, armed with a handgun and rifles. According to the article, they “assaulted the occupants and stole personal items” (Fox21News). The suspects escaped before police arrived, avoiding arrest for the time being. Robbery, like Burglary and Theft, is a serious crime to be charged with in Colorado, and it is necessary to have an experience lawyer by your side as you fight against the charges.
What is Considered Robbery in Douglas County?
In Douglas County cities like Castle Rock, Parker, and Lone Tree, you can be charged with Robbery if you knowingly take anything of value from someone, using force, threats, or intimidation. As a class 4 felony, Robbery becomes a class 3 felony (subject to modified sentencing) if someone, like those in Colorado Springs, is armed with a deadly weapon and uses it to intimidate others. This is considered Aggravated Robbery, and it will also be applicable to one’s case if they wound or strike someone with a deadly weapon, or even if they simply claim to have a deadly weapon.
Penalty for Robbery in Adams County
In Adams County and throughout Colorado, the penalty for Robbery, a class 4 felony, includes 2 – 6 years in prison and fines between $2,000 and $500,000. Aggravated Robbery, a class 3 felony with modified sentencing, can mean anywhere from 4 – 16 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and fines as high as $750,000.
Can You Be Charged With Burglary and Robbery At the Same Time in Jefferson County?
Yes, you can be charged with both crimes at the same time in Jefferson County. The five people in Colorado Springs are a good example: First Degree Burglary involves unlawfully entering a building or occupied structure with the intent to commit a crime there and assaulting or menacing any person. The group of 5 committed First Degree Burglary, with the intended crime being Robbery.
Robbery Criminal Defense Attorney in Denver
If you are facing charges of Robbery and/or Burglary in Denver, your future is on the line. If contacted by police, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact and experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Call us 24/7 at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.
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