Armed Robbery

When dealing with an armed robbery case, any of a number of defenses may apply. Our experienced armed robbery defense attorneys start by analyzing all of the elements of the prosecution’s case and we challenge each and every one.

Armed robbery is a very serious charge and carries with it severe penalties. Because of this many elements are required for a conviction.

In Wisconsin, armed robbery requires that the following must be proven beyond reasonable doubt:

  • That the property in question was possessed by another person.
  • That the accused took the property from the person who possessed it and carried it away in their presence.
  • The property was taken with a clear intent to steal.
  • The accused either used or threatened force to take the property.

It is worth noting that armed robbery doesn’t just apply to cases involving a conventional weapon such as a knife or gun. The charge can be applied to cases that involve an object that is clearly designated a weapon. Or an otherwise ordinary object which is capable of causing bodily harm or death.

Sentences for Armed Robbery

In Wisconsin, armed robbery is a Class C felony and as such carries a penalty of up to 40 years in prison, with a maximum of up to 25 years of initial confinement and a maximum of 15 years of extended supervision, and a maximum fine of $100,000.

If you have been charged in Racine, Kenosha or Walworth you need an aggressive and experienced criminal defense lawyer. Having direct experience with these types of charges is a must. With a good defense, you may be able to lessen the charges against you or depending on the circumstances, have them dismissed completely.

Why Choose the Attorneys at Cafferty & Scheidegger?

Cafferty & Scheidegger is known for skilled and dedicated representation of our clients. We handle a wide variety of criminal defense matters. Our integrity and hard work has earned us the respect of our clients and peers. Our lawyers have 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating, and AV Preeminent® Martindale-Hubbell® Rating. We have been featured in Wisconsin Super Lawyers® for 2008-2022.

If you or your loved one has been charged with a crime, Contact the firm today. Get started with a free initial consultation with our criminal defense team and learn what your options and rights are. We realize someone charged with Armed Robbery may be unable to come to the office. If you or your loved one is in custody or unable to come to the office we can meet you.

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From our offices in Racine and Kenosha Wisconsin, the criminal defense lawyers at Cafferty & Scheidegger defend the rights of people charged with state and federal criminal offenses throughout Southeastern Wisconsin (Racine, Kenosha, Walworth). If you or a loved one is charged with a crime, contact us today to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Racine federal criminal defense attorney right away. For urgent matters, you are welcome to call or text us 24 hours a day at ‪(262) 632-5000.


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The attorneys at Cafferty & Scheidegger have excellent knowledge of the state and federal court system throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. They are aggressive trial lawyers that are recognized for integrity and hard work. Our law firm’s strength lies in our exceptional pre-trial investigation and case preparation. We come to the prosecutor’s office prepared with the facts and ready to help you get the best possible outcome for your charges. Our priority is always to keep you out of jail and avoid a conviction on your record, whenever possible.

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The dedication of the team at Cafferty & Scheidegger to client service and their record of success has earned them listings as Wisconsin Super Lawyer® from 2008 through 2022. In addition, their reputation for high standards has earned them an AV Distinguished rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Cafferty & Scheidegger is backed by more than 28 years of trial skills and courtroom experience.

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