CHICAGO THEFT ATTORNEYS
HAVE YOU BEEN CHARGED WITH THEFT OR ROBBERY?
Property crime laws in Illinois are vast, covering a widespread list of infractions, including theft and robbery. They all have one thing in common, however: strict penalties and punishments for convicted individuals. Depending on the charge, an individual's history may be permanently tarnished, affecting their chances for further education or employment. Some convictions result in even more dire consequences and can lead to long terms in jail plus the assessment of significant fines and restitution payments.
At Abdallah Law, our team of Chicago criminal defense attorneys has had extensive experience defending individuals charged with various property crimes. From petty theft, to burglary, to felony armed robbery, we can provide zealous and fervent legal representation to protect your rights and your freedoms. We are prepared and equipped to handle all types of theft and robbery crimes, including but not limited to:
- Petty theft
- Theft from a school, place of worship, or government property
- Class 2 felony theft
- Class 1 and Class X felony theft
- Misdemeanor and felony retail theft
- Robbery (aggravated and armed)
CONSEQUENCES OF A THEFT OR ROBBERY CONVICTION
Illinois law mandates stern penalties for property crimes. Depending on the type of infraction, punishments can range from 30 days in jail and fines to a lifetime spent in prison. Abdallah Law is keenly aware of the ramifications of a theft or robbery conviction for our clients and will diligently pursue all legal avenues to gain a dismissal, acquittal, reduction of charges, or acceptable plea bargain. Our team approach enables us to thoroughly view our clients' cases from all angles and recognize creative defense options we can employ to help garner a favorable outcome.
SENTENCE ENHANCING IN ILLINOIS
Both state and federal law instructs the courts to attach additional time to the sentences of designated individuals convicted of property crimes, such as robbery. These enhanced sentences can add on 15, 20, or 25 years to imprisonment. The courts will consider "aggravating factors" when determining to extend a sentence. These factors can include:
- History of prior convictions
- Conviction of a hate crime
- Victim of the crime was over the age of 60
IMMEDIATE ACTION IS CRUCIAL TO YOUR DEFENSE
If you have been charged with any type of theft or robbery crime, acquiring skilled legal counsel as quickly as possible is vital to protect your freedom. From your first consultation, Abdallah Law can begin investigating the details of your case to protect your rights and initiate the process of constructing your zealous and skilled defense.
Our experienced Chicago criminal defense lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist our clients. We understand the economic burdens that often accompany a criminal defense case and offer convenient payment plans and options. Contact us today.