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A robbery charge guarantees severe felony consequences – prison time, massive fines, and a reputation destroyed. Your life turned upside down in an instant. But despite the charges against you, the Constitution still guarantees your right to a rigorous defense.

False allegations happen. Mistaken eyewitness identifications occur. Strong advocacy exposes flawed police work. Our experienced Castle Rock robbery lawyers know how to unravel superficial prosecution cases. But you only get one shot – so you need the best defense from day one.

At Right Law Group, we have spent decades achieving dismissal and acquittals in robbery cases through a relentless pursuit of justice. Our award-winning Colorado attorneys have helped thousands of clients beat life-altering felony charges by fighting for truth and exposing reasonable doubt.

With so much at stake, trust Right Law Group for dedicated and aggressive robbery defense. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Castle Rock Robbery Crimes and Penalties

Robbery charges in Colorado range from class 4 felonies to more serious aggravated robbery felonies, depending on aggravating factors.

Under Colorado law:

  • Simple Robbery (CRS 18-4-301) is a class 4 felony punishable by 2-6 years in prison and fines up to $500,000. If the victim is an at-risk elder or disabled person, the mandatory minimum sentence is 4-12 years in prison.
  • Aggravated Robbery (CRS 18-4-302) includes robbery with the use or threatened use of a deadly weapon. This is a class 3 felony with up to 32 years in prison and fines up to $750,000. If controlled substances are involved, the sentence increases to up to 48 years in prison.

Sentence enhancements for repeat offenders, thefts from at-risk persons, or other factors can ratchet punishments even higher. Our Castle Rock robbery defense lawyers fight to get charges reduced or dismissed by exposing flaws in the prosecution’s case and negotiating diligently with prosecutors.

Our goal is to avoid a permanent criminal record that can haunt your future. Don’t wait to contact us if you face robbery allegations.

Difference Between Theft, Robbery, and Burglary Charges in Colorado

While they may sound similar, robbery, theft, and burglary are distinct criminal offenses under Colorado law, carrying different penalties and requiring different elements for prosecutors to prove.

  • Theft involves knowingly taking something of value from another without authorization. This could involve shoplifting merchandise, stealing cash or items from an employer, or taking someone’s vehicle or other property without permission.
  • Robbery adds the element of force or fear, such as sticking up a store and threatening the cashier. Robbery charges often accompany assault or weapons charges.
  • Burglary requires illegally entering a building or occupied structure with the intent to commit a crime inside, like theft. Burglary applies even if nothing is ultimately stolen.

With overlapping charges possible, it takes an experienced lawyer to analyze the facts and build the strongest defense. For example, a theft during the day may become a burglary charge if you weren’t authorized to enter the building. Our firm has secured many dismissals and charge reductions for clients facing multi-count theft accusations in Castle Rock and across Colorado.

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Elements of Robbery Charges in Castle Rock, Colorado


Robbery is treated as a serious felony offense in Colorado. Under CRS 18-4-301, robbery includes using force, threats, or intimidation to take anything of value from another person.

Some elements prosecutors must prove for a robbery conviction include:

  • You knowingly took something of value from another
  • You took it by force, threats, or intimidation, such as demanding money from a store cashier
  • You intended to permanently deprive the owner

Prosecutors will try to prove these elements through security footage, eyewitness testimony, confessions, and physical evidence. Our lawyers can often undermine this evidence by exposing contradictions, bias, and investigative mistakes.

Penalties increase based on weapons used or value stolen. Aggravating factors like causing injuries or targeting elderly or disabled victims can also enhance sentences. But our Castle Rock criminal defense lawyers have succeeded in getting robbery charges reduced or dismissed through plea bargains or by challenging flawed police investigations.

Experienced Defense Lawyers Fighting Robbery Charges in Castle Rock

For over a decade, Right Law Group has fought aggressively for people facing robbery charges in Castle Rock and across Colorado. Our award-winning attorneys include former prosecutors, bringing invaluable insight into dismantling the prosecution’s case.

We’ve helped over 3,000 clients beat criminal allegations, securing dismissals, acquittals, and charge reductions that limit penalties. Our track record of success has earned over 500 five-star reviews for providing the smart, relentless defense you deserve.

As former prosecutors, we know how to exploit flaws in robbery investigations and reasonable doubt in the state’s evidence.

Common robbery defense strategies we employ include:

  • Suppressing improper police identifications from lineups or photo arrays
  • Excluding illegally obtained evidence like coerced confessions
  • Attacking sloppy handling of physical evidence that breaks the chain of custody
  • Questioning the credibility of witnesses and accomplices who may have motives to lie
  • Proving you weren’t present at the scene of the alleged crime using cell phone records, receipts, witness alibis, or other evidence.
  • Demonstrating your actions didn’t meet the statutory requirements for robbery under Colorado law.

Robbery carries a stigma that can haunt you forever. But experienced defense can clear your name or mitigate penalties. We’ve gotten numerous robbery charges reduced to lower offenses like petty theft or dismissed outright prior to trial for clients in Castle Rock and across Colorado.

Don’t let one wrong decision impact your life, job or freedom.

Call today for a free case evaluation.

Colorado criminal procedure

  • Arrest or

    Arrest or

    The process begins with either an arrest or a summons. The accused is either arrested or served with paperwork summoning them to appear in court. During an arrest, Miranda rights may or may not be read to you. Officers are only required to recite your rights if they intend to question you about potentially incriminating things.

  • Bond Hearing

    Bond Hearing

    In most cases, you're entitled to have a reasonable bond set after you've been arrested. In situations involving domestic violence, the police will request input from the victim before setting a bond. Bonds are set to ensure that a person appears in court at their court dates. If they don’t show up, they forfeit the money that was paid for the bond.

  • Advisement of

    Advisement of

    Whether you are arrested or given a summons to appear, the court must make sure you understand what crimes you are being accused of committing. This is called advisement of charges. The District Attorney will detail the specific charges against you, and the Judge has to make sure you understand what possible penalties are associated with that charge in the state.

  • Preliminary Hearing
    (for Higher Felony

    Preliminary Hearing
    (for Higher Felony

    A preliminary hearing is a way for your defense attorney to challenge the District Attorney’s right to bring charges against you by making them prove that there is reason to believe you committed a crime. The Judge is not deciding your guilt or innocence, but rather whether or not there is probable cause to charge you with the crime in question.

  • Pretrial Conference /

    Pretrial Conference /

    This court date comes after your attorney has reviewed all of the reports and evidence in your case. Here’s where your attorney will engage in plea negotiations with the DA. If they can reach an agreement on the case, you may be able to take a plea bargain. If they cannot reach a resolution, your case will be set for an arraignment or trial date.

  • Arraignment


    An arraignment is the final date for you to decide how you choose to plea. Guilty or not guilty. If you plead guilty, then the case is set for a sentencing date. If you plead not guilty, you and your attorney will then set the case for trial.

  • Motions Hearing

    Motions Hearing

    A motion hearing is when an attorney makes a request that requires a decision from the judge. For example, motions to suppress evidence or statements. These motions can limit the information that goes before a jury if it benefits your case, and there are legal grounds for doing so.

  • Pretrial Readiness

    Pretrial Readiness

    A pretrial readiness conference is held at some point before trial. It usually is held about a week to a month before the date trial is set to begin. This court date ensures everyone is ready to go to trial on the set date. It is also a time for lawyers to bring up any issues they may have to be addressed before the day of trial.

  • Jury Trial

    Jury Trial

    After a jury is selected for trial, the District Attorney’s responsibility is to present the case to the jury. The DA must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the crime. Otherwise, the jury must find you innocent. Your attorney will be able to cross-examine all of the witnesses, present evidence, and ultimately help you navigate this process.

  • Sentencing


    At sentencing, the Judge must decide the appropriate legal penalty for the crime you plead guilty. The Judge’s decision is based on the listed penalties for the specific charge, recommendations from the presentence investigation, your criminal history, as well as statements made at the sentencing by the District Attorney, your attorney, you, and any named victims of the crime.

Frequently Asked Questions


What constitutes robbery under Colorado law?

In Colorado, robbery involves knowingly taking anything of value from a person or their presence by the use of force, threats, or intimidation. Aggravated robbery adds the use or threatened use of a deadly weapon.

What are common robbery defenses in Colorado?

Common robbery defenses in Colorado include mistaken identity, false accusations, lack of criminal intent, duress, self-defense, and arguing actions that did not meet legal standards for robbery.

Should I speak to police if arrested for robbery in Colorado?

No. You should immediately invoke your right to remain silent and request an attorney if arrested for robbery in Colorado. Anything you say can be used against you.

What should I do if facing robbery charges in Colorado?

If charged with robbery in Colorado, consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. An experienced lawyer can advise you of all defense options and work to get charges reduced or dismissed based on case specifics.

How can a robbery charge affect my future in Colorado?

A felony robbery conviction in Colorado can negatively impact your future in many ways, including:

  • Up to 6 years in prison
  • Up to a $500,000 fine
  • Permanent criminal record
  • Loss of voting rights
  • Difficulty finding employment
  • Inability to own firearms
  • Admission to college or housing jeopardized

An experienced robbery defense attorney can help avoid these consequences by fighting to get charges dismissed or reduced or by negotiating a beneficial plea deal.

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Free Consultation for Castle Rock Robbery Charges


Our Castle Rock robbery defense attorneys also assist clients facing shoplifting, theft, and robbery charges in other Colorado cities.

Each jurisdiction has its own unique courts, judges, prosecutors, and processes. Let our experience across Douglas County inform the strategic, tailored defense we build for your specific case.

We’re familiar with every courthouse and prosecutor and have relationships that facilitate getting charges reduced or dismissed through negotiation. Don’t let an outside lawyer unfamiliar with the local system jeopardize your future.

If you or a loved one are facing theft or robbery charges in Castle Rock or anywhere in Colorado, contact Right Law Group for a free case evaluation. Our criminal defense lawyers are standing by 24/7 to take your call and discuss the most effective ways to fight your allegations.

Every case is different, but our relentless approach has helped thousands of clients beat criminal charges and move forward with peace of mind. Don’t wait – help is a phone call away.


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