What are the Penalties for Armed Robbery in Denver?

PoliceTstopIn Denver, robbery is considered a very serious crime and prosecuted zealously by local and state prosecutors. If, during the course of the Denver robbery, you used a weapon or hurt the victim, you can be charged with armed robbery (or aggravated robbery). Penalties for aggravated robbery are severe and without an experienced Denver criminal defense law firm on your side, you could spend the majority of your life in prison.

There are 3 categories of robbery:

  • Robbery

  • Aggravated Robbery or Armed Robbery

  • Aggravated Robbery of a Controlled Substance

You can be charged with armed robbery or aggravated robbery if:

  • You were armed with a deadly weapon with intent

  • You wound or hurt the person robbed

  • You use force, threats, or intimidation with deadly weapon

  • You were with others who used weapons during the robbery

If you are convicted of armed robbery in the State of Colorado, you face the following penalties and consequences:

  • Class 3 felony offense

  • Prison sentence of 4-12 years

  • Mandatory parole term of 5 years following release

If you were convicted of armed robbery of a controlled substance in Colorado, the penalties are even more severe:

  • Class 2 felony offense

  • Prison sentence of 8-24 years

  • Mandatory parole term of 5 years following release

Due to the severity of these penalties and charges, it is important to contact an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer immediately upon arrest. Your attorney will need to begin building your defense immediately, in order to expose the holes in the prosecution’s case. Even when the evidence seems stacked against you, there are defenses your lawyer can employ. In many cases, your attorney can fight to have the charges against you reduced to a simple robbery charge or dismissed all together.

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If you have been charged with armed robbery in Denver, it is difficult to know where to turn. Denver criminal defense attorney Steven Louth has successfully represented accused individuals in Denver and throughout Colorado. He understands that your future and your freedom are at stake, and as such; he is always ready to fight the tough fight.

Denver Criminal Defense AttorneyIf you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Denver, Boulder, or anywhere in Colorado, call Steven Louth Law Offices at 303-442-2297 today for a free case evaluation. No matter how serious the charges are against you, there are ways to fight them. Call today!

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