Robbery is a different charge than theft. For a robbery to occur, a defendant must steal something while using force or the threat of force. Without the force or threat of force, the defendant may be guilty of theft but not robbery. Because of the complexities of the law, it’s important to hire an experienced robbery lawyer in Denver, CO if you are charged.
Watch this video to understand what the law says about robbery. The use of force is at the crux of many robbery cases. Force does not have to be extreme to be considered in a robbery case, but it does have to be used to facilitate the theft or be otherwise tied to theft. A felony defense attorney may try to prove that force was not used or that any force that occurred was not part of the theft in order to plead robbery down to a lesser charge.