Felony Robbery and Aggravated Robbery
There are two classes of robbery, simple and aggravated. Simple robbery involves taking something of value from a person by the use of force, threats, or intimidation. Aggravated robbery requires the elements of simple robbery, but also requires the presence of a deadly weapon at the time of or in the aftermath of a robbery.
Simple robbery is a Class 4 felony, but aggravated robbery is a Class 3 felony that requires mandatory enhanced sentencing because it is categorized as a violent crime.
Click below to read the official Colorado statutory definitions for these offenses:
Aggravated robbery (18-4-302)
- Alexander Garlin obtained a voluntary dismissal in a Denver County case where his client was charged with Robbery and Assault after defense investigation uncovered a convenience store security video which demonstrated that the robbery did not occur and that his client was inside the store making a purchase when the alleged victim was supposedly robbed.
- Alexander Garlin obtained a Not Guilty verdict from a Jefferson County jury in a case where a man had been "positively identified" as having committed an armed robbery by three supermarket employees. The testimony of these witnesses unraveled under cross-examination, and the defendant was ultimately acquitted.
- In an Adams County case where his client, a gainfully employed young man with no criminal history was misidentified by an elderly woman as the person that robbed her at knife-point in a supermarket parking lot, Alexander Garlin obtained a voluntary dismissal. Exhaustive defense investigation in support of the man’s alibi, along with a polygraph examination, revealed that he could not have been at the scene when the robbery occurred. The case was dismissed a few days before jury trial and if convicted, the client would have faced a mandatory enhanced prison sentence.
Criminal Defense Attorney Alexander Garlin has experience in providing criminal defense of robbery, aggravated robbery, and related criminal charges. Whether you contact Garlin Driscoll, LLC, or other qualified attorneys, we recommend that you do so without delay so that you can better understand your circumstances, and thereby promote informed decision making that could significantly improve the ultimate outcome of your case.
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