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Category: Federal Crimes
Section: Commerce Robbery

Definition: Commerce Robbery
1:18 U.S.C. § 1951 Defendant is accused of obstructing, delaying and affecting commerce by committing [robbery; extortion]. It is against federal law to obstruct, delay or affect commerce by committing [robbery; extortion]. For you to find [defendant] guilty of this crime, you must be convinced that the government has proven each of the following things beyond a reasonable doubt:
First, that [defendant] knowingly and willfully obtained property from [person or corporation robbed/extorted];
Second, that [defendant] did so by means of [robbery; extortion]; Third, that [defendant] knew that [person or corporation robbed/extorted or its employees] parted with the property because of the [robbery; extortion]; and
Fourth, that the [robbery; extortion] affected commerce. It is not necessary for you to find that [defendant] knew or intended that [his/her] actions would affect commerce. It is only necessary that the natural consequences of the acts committed by [defendant] as charged in the indictment would affect commerce in any way or degree. The term “commerce” means commerce between any point in a state and any point outside the state.
“Robbery” means the unlawful taking or obtaining of personal property from the person or in the presence of another, against his or her will, by means of actual or threatened force, or violence, or fear of injury to his or her person or property, or property in his or her custody or possession, or of anyone in his or her company at the time. “Extortion” means the obtaining of property from another with his or her consent, induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence or fear, or under color of official right.

Topic Expanded: Commerce Robbery
The commerce robbery defense lawyers at The Mullen Law Group excel in representing clients in all aspects of commerce robbery cases. Commerce robbery is a serious charge that can have severe consequences. The Mullen Law Group’s commerce robbery lawyers have extensive experience defending clients from commerce robbery allegations and are committed to providing an aggressive defense on the clients behalf. In commerce robbery cases it is essential to have a dedicated attorney that engages early and strives to get the case either dismissed or settled out of court. Have Wisconsin’s premier commerce robbery attorneys prove their success in settling cases out of court and preventing charges from ever being filed.

If charges of a commerce robbery related crime have been filed or are in process, an experienced commerce robbery defense team will be able to improve the outcome, whether the amount in question is large or small. Remember, it is easier to prevent a commerce robbery charge from being filed than it is to receive a not guilty verdict in court once it has already been charged.

Recommendation: Commerce Robbery
It is extremely important to hire a criminal commerce robbery attorney to represent your best interests. The primary goal is to keep you out of the criminal court system so you can move on with your life without the danger of a lengthy prison sentence or a criminal record. The Mullen Law Group’s commerce robbery lawyers maintain an extremely high rate of success. Our determined focus is to:

  • Keep a felony or misdemeanor commerce robbery allegation out of court
  • Use our knowledge base to settle strategically
  • Fight for the best outcome our client is facing

In some situations, it may be difficult for the prosecution to pursue or prove a commerce robbery case. This is due to the fact that the intent of the defendant is a key part of the charges. To be convicted of committing some type of commerce robbery, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intentionally made the attempt to or actually robbed others. If a commerce robbery case goes to court, there is often no recovery of losses for the plaintiff because a judgment is ordered. The judgment can often include jail time, making recovery of losses very difficult. Settling out of court is the most beneficial option for both parties; the plaintiff has a better chance of recovering losses and the accused can avoid serving time in jail or prison.

Although the evidence may seem substantial, there are many options an attorney can use to challenge the commerce robbery charges. It is important to act quickly to involve a legal professional who can properly assert rights and act as a knowledgeable voice inside and outside of the courtroom. Our criminal defense lawyers have achieved amazing results in commerce robbery cases during the pre-file stage as well as in the courtroom. Our attorneys have the expertise to have commerce robbery cases completely dismissed, or pursue a lower sentence for the client.

Don’t let a commerce robbery charge jeopardize your future, contact us immediately to find out how an exceptional commerce robbery attorney can help you.

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