WI Theft by Use or Threat of Force Defense Lawyers in Milwaukee & Waukesha

Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney Defending Clients Accused of Robbery & Violent Crime

The jury instructions provide that in Wisconsin, a person charged with Robbery  may be convicted if:
  • ​The defendant took and carried away property from the person or presence of the owner of the property.
  • The defendant took the property with the intent to steal.
  • The defendant acted forcibly.  This requires that the defendant used force against the person with the intent to overcome, prevent physical resistance or physical power of resistance, to the taking or carrying away of the property. OR
  • The defendant threatened the imminent use of force against the person or another person with the intent to compel acquiescence in the taking or carrying away of the property.
Wisconsin JI-Criminal 1479
Wisconsin Statute 943.32(1) defines Robbery, cited in part below, as follows:

Whoever, with intent to steal, takes property from the person or presence of the owner by either of the following means:
  • By using force against the person of the owner with intent thereby to overcome his or her physical resistance or physical power of resistance to the taking or carrying away of the property; or
  • By threatening the imminent use of force against the person of the owner or of another who is present with intent thereby to compel the owner to acquiesce in the taking or carrying away of the property.
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Waukesha and Milwaukee Robbery Defense Lawyers in Wisconsin
In Wisconsin, robbery is a serious crime that subjects you to serious consequences.  It can be a crime to forcibly take someone else's property using force or the threat of force.  If you are criminally charged in Milwaukee with a robbery offense, you need tough representation.  The criminal defense lawyers in Milwaukee and Waukesha at Gamiño Law Offices have experience in various kinds of theft and violent crime offenses in Wisconsin, including robbery charges.  

It is our mission to be the best Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers in Waukesha, Milwaukee, and the area - we guard you, your rights, your reputation, your job, your future, and your freedom!  If you have been arrested or charged with a robbery crime in Milwaukee, WI, or anywhere in Southeastern Wisconsin, call us right away.  Any time you are under investigation in Wisconsin for a robbery or theft offense, tell police officers that you wish to speak with an attorney immediately. Early intervention by an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer makes all the difference in the outcome of a criminal case in Wisconsin.

Not all criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin have the trial skills and ability to present a compelling case in court or negotiate a favorable plea agreement. At Gamiño Law Offices, our team of accomplished criminal trial and appellate attorneys have an impressive record of winning litigation skills, from pretrial motions to court or jury trials, and appeals. With more than 30 years of combined experience, we have the competent skill and aggressive ability necessary to get the results you need.
Wisconsin Robbery Charges
Possible sentencing consequences when charged with Robbery by Use or Threat of Force in Milwaukee, Waukesha or elsewhere in Wisconsin:

If convicted of Robbery in Wisconsin, that is a Class E Felony which allows for possible penalties of up to 15 years imprisonment, with a maximum of 10 years of initial confinement in prison and a maximum of 5 years of extended supervision, and a maximum fine of $50,000.

Note:  If the use of a weapon is involved or threatened, the offense may be charged as an armed robbery in Wisconsin.  
For more information about a Waukesha or Milwaukee criminal lawyer at our Wisconsin criminal law firm, or about any of our other legal services in Waukesha & Milwaukee, WI, please contact us today!   Click here for links to Wisconsin court information, jail inmate locators, and other criminal law resources.

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