ROBBERY CHARGES IN ILLINOIS
COUNSEL FROM A TRUSTED CHICAGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
Unlike other theft crimes, robbery is considered an especially serious offense because it involves an element of violence. It is always charged as felony and, without proper, competent legal representation, those convicted could be subject to life-altering consequences.
If you have been accused of robbery, then the time to consult with legal counsel is now. At Abdallah Law, we have dedicated our firm to the assertive, comprehensive, and dynamic defense of clients who come to us needing their rights protected and voices heard. We always ensure that our clients get every possible consideration from the judge and jury and that every defense option is explored to its fullest extent.
The best possible outcome of your case can be placed within reach. Contact our Chicago criminal defense lawyers for a case evaluation.
TYPES OF ROBBERY CHARGES
720 ILCS 5/18-1 and 720 ILCS 5/18-2 are Chicago's robbery statutes. There are essentially three categories in which the crime is organized into: simple robbery, aggravated robbery, and armed robbery.
Distinctions between these crimes are as follows:
- Robbery is knowingly taking property "by the use of force or by threatening the imminent use of force."
- Aggravated robbery occurs when the accused indicates that they have a weapon, or delivers drugs into the victim (injection, inhalation, etc.) without their consent.
- Armed robbery occurs when the accused carries a dangerous weapon or firearm, discharges a firearm, or physically harms a victim with weapon or firearm.
Robbery and aggravated robbery are considered Class 2 felonies, but depending on the victim's age and mental faculties or the place of the alleged crime, it can be considered a Class 1 felony. Armed robbery is considered a Class X felony, which comes with mandatory prison time without probation.
For more specific information about what penalties your robbery charge could yield, contact us at Abdallah Law today. We are prepared to hear your story, assess your legal options, and, if you see fit, start mounting an aggressive defense on your behalf.
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