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Theft Crimes Milwaukee
Theft Crimes Milwaukee
Theft

CHARGED WITH THEFT
OF PROPERTY?

Theft

CHARGED WITH THEFT
OF PROPERTY?

MILWAUKEE ROBBERY AND BANK ROBBERY DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

In Wisconsin, crimes having to do with theft or property damage such as burglary, fraud, or arson, can include everything from stealing a TV set to burning down a large building.

Many of these charges, and the severity of their corresponding penalties, are determined by the total value of any goods that were stolen, and whether the accused person was armed during the commission of the crime. The experienced Milwaukee burglary defense attorneys at Birdsall Obear & Associates have handled a multitude of cases of all different types of theft and property crimes.

If you’ve been arrested, you need the best criminal lawyers in Milwaukee and Sheboygan. Please contact our Milwaukee criminal lawyers via phone or email for a free consultation so we can help you navigate the broad range of charges pertaining to theft and property crimes.


WHAT IS ROBBERY IN WISCONSIN?

Wisconsin statutes 943.32 (1)(2) state:

    1. Whoever, with intent to steal, takes property from the person or presence of the owner by either of the following means is guilty of a Class E felony:
      (a) 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
      (b) 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.
    2. Violates sub. (1) by use or threat of use of a dangerous weapon, a device or container described under s. 941.26 (4) (a) or any article used or fashioned in a manner to lead the victim reasonably to believe that it is a dangerous weapon or such a device or container is guilty of a Class C felony.

HOW TO PROVE ROBBERY?

The State must prove 4 elements:

  1. That the victim was the “owner” of property. “Owner” means a person in possession of property.
  2. That you took the property from the person or from the presence of the victim.
  3. That you took the property with the intent to steal. This requires that you had the mental purpose to take and carry away property of another without consent and that you intended to deprive the victim permanently of possession of the property.
  4. That you used force against the person with the intent to overcome or prevent physical resistance or physical power of resistance to the taking or carrying away of the property.

The main distinction between robbery and regular theft is the requirement of use of force against a person. Even if you do not actually have a weapon, if the victim reasonably believes that you do, that is enough for a finding of “armed.”

Wisconsin penalties for Robbery:
Robbery: 10 years prison
Armed Robbery: 25 years prison


Contact the best Milwaukee and Sheboygan robbery defense lawyers.

Call Birdsall Obear & Associates.

Attorneys John A. Birdsall and Kirk B. Obear are Milwaukee criminal attorneys who have won countless cases over the past decades. Their aggressive defense strategy is unsurpassed and has placed them among the best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Milwaukee.

Robbery crimes many times carry special circumstances that only the Milwaukee criminal lawyers of Birdsall Obear & Associates will know how to confront, confidently and efficiently... and win your case.

Our robbery defense lawyers in Sheboygan and Milwaukee know how to confront and challenge illegal police action, whether it's improper search technique or other violations, if we find that your constitutional rights were violated, your case could be dismissed.

Our lawyers are simply the best theft and robbery crimes defense law firm Wisconsin has to offer. Contact our Milwaukee Criminal Attorneys at Birdsall Obear & Associates.


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