Gillette Robbery Defense Lawyers
Robbery is a serious crime in Wyoming. If you’re convicted, you face jail time and high fines. Worse, a criminal conviction will follow you around for the rest of your life, keeping you from being hired, getting housing, and denying you other opportunities in the future.
But an experienced Gillette theft defense attorney at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., can provide a solid defense for you. We’ll investigate the charges against you, and argue your case in court so you can get the best possible outcome. For a free case strategy session with us, call (307) 257-7800.
In Wyoming, robbery is defined as inflicting bodily injury or threatening another person with bodily injury during the commission of another crime (Wyoming Statutes § 6-2-401). Robbery is a felony punishable by up to ten years in prison, a fine up to $10,000, or both.
Aggravated robbery in Wyoming is defined as intentionally inflicting or attempting to inflict serious bodily injury to another person, or using/threatening someone with a deadly weapon during the commission of another crime. The victim does not have to be injured for aggravated robbery to take place. You simply have to threaten or try to injure someone.
Aggravated robbery is also a felony, punishable by at least five years, but not more than 25 years, in state prison. If convicted, a person may also have to pay a fine up to $50,000.
The prosecution has the burden of proof in a robbery case – they must prove you committed robbery beyond a reasonable doubt. When your defense lawyer can refute their evidence, or show that the police violated your rights during arrest, this can be a great defense to robbery charges.
Also, a person can commit robbery without the intention to do so. For example, if you became intoxicated because someone gave you a substance without your knowledge, and then tried to inflict bodily injury to someone else, this can also be a defense to robbery.
Duress, a situation in which you were forced to commit robbery, can also provide a strong defense. For duress to be used as a defense to robbery, you must have had a strong fear of harm coming to you if you did not commit the crime.
No one should face robbery charges in Wyoming without the help of a qualified Campbell County defense attorney. You have only one chance to argue your case, and if it’s not done effectively, it can ruin your entire life.
If you have been charged with robbery in Gillette, get the legal help you need by calling Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. With hard work, we’ll try to get your charges dismissed altogether.
Contact us today at (307) 257-7800 so we can start investigating your case right away.
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