Madison WI Robbery Defense Lawyer Attorney
Robbery under the
943.32 of the Wisconsin criminal law generally falls into one or two
possible categories: armed robbery and unarmed robbery. Often
called strong armed robbery, unarmed robbery in Wisconsin is a Class
E felony, punishable by up to 15 years prison and up to a $50,000
fine. Armed robbery is a Class C felony, punishable by up to 40
years prison and up to a $100,000 fine.
The crime of robbery
in Wisconsin generally requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt of
Someone else possessed
The defendant took and
carried away the property in question from the person in possession
of the property or from that person’s presence;
The defendant took the
property with intent to steal;
The defendant used or
threatened to use force to take the property.
To prove armed
robbery, the state needs to additionally prove that at the time the
property was taken, the defendant used or threatened use of a
dangerous weapon or an article fashioned in a manner to lead the
victim reasonably to believe that it is a dangerous weapon. It is
important to note that the term dangerous weapon in the Wisconsin
criminal law includes a firearm whether load or unloaded, but it is
certainly not limited to a firearm. It is not even limited to
conventional weapons. It includes, among other things, any other
device designed as a weapon and capable of producing death or great
bodily harm or any device used or intended to be used in a manner
that is calculated or likely to produce death or great bodily harm.
Call Madison criminal lawyer Robert
T. Ruth at 608-257-2540 for a free consultation if you need a
robbery defense lawyer in Wisconsin.