Robbery/Aggravated Robbery/Armed Robbery

What is Robbery?

Robbery is covered under 720 ILCS 5/18 1. Basically, Robbery is when you take the property of another person by threatening, or actually using force.

In Illinois, Robbery is a Class 2 felony which carries a possible prison sentence of between 3 to 7 years.  It is possible for the sentence for a Class 2 felony Robbery to be extended to 7 to 14 years in prison. However, if the victim is 60 years of age or over or is physically handicapped, or if the Robbery is committed in a school or church, the Robbery will be a Class 1 felony. A Class 1 felony Robbery is punishable by between 4 to 15 years in prison. Under certain circumstances, the sentence for a Class 1 felony Robbery can be extended to 30 to 60 years in prison. Probation for Felony Robbery is available unless it's not allowed by 730 ILCS 5/5-5-3(c)2. For example, probation is not available for someone who has committed a Class 2 felony or greater within the past ten years.

The Cook County criminal defense lawyers at Legal Defenders are highly experienced in representing individuals charged with Robbery throughout Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County and Kane County. The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders understand the differences between Class 2 and Class 1 felony Robbery. Also, The Chicago criminal defense lawyers at Legal Defenders are familiar with the various sentencing ranges for Robbery and understand the complexities of the various sentencing factors. To discuss your particular Illinois Robbery case, call the experienced Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders to discuss your particular Robbery case.

What is Aggravated Robbery?

Under 720 ILCS 5/18-1 (b), an Aggravated Robbery is when someone takes someone else's property by threatening force, or actually using force, while indicating that they have a dangerous weapon. It will still be considered an Aggravated Robbery even if it is later determined that they had no firearm or other dangerous weapon in their possession when they committed the Robbery. An example is when someone points a toy gun at someone threatening to shoot the person and takes money or other property from them.

The sentence for Aggravated Robbery is a Class 1 felony. A Class 1 felony Aggravated Robbery is punishable by between 4 to 15 years in prison. Under certain circumstances, the sentence for a Class 1 felony can be extended to 15 to 30 years in prison. Probation for an Aggravated Robbery may be an option unless specifically prohibited by 730 ILCS 5/5-5-3(c)2.

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Aggravated Robbery throughout Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County and Kane County. The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders understand the differences between Robbery and Aggravated Robbery. Also, The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders are familiar with the various sentencing ranges for Robbery and Aggravated Robbery and understand the complexities of the various sentencing factors. To discuss your particular Illinois Robbery and Illinois Aggravated Robbery case, call the experienced Chicago criminal defense lawyers at Legal Defenders to discuss your particular Robbery and Aggravated Robbery case.

What is Armed Robbery?

Armed Robber is covered under 720 ILCS 5/18-2. Basically, Armed Robbery is when a person carries a gun, or other dangerous weapon, while committing a Robbery. The weapon doesn't have to be a firearm. It has to be a dangerous weapon. A person can be guilty of the felony crime of Armed Robbery if, during the commission of the offense, a firearm is discharged and it causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or death to another person.

The felony crime of Armed Robbery is considered a very serious offense. Armed Robbery is a Class X felony. A Class X felony carries a mandatory prison sentence of 6 to 30 years in prison. Probation is not available for a conviction for a Class X felony. Under certain circumstances, a conviction for a Class X felony can carry a prison sentence that can be extended to 30 to 60 years in prison.

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Armed Robbery throughout Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, and Kane County. The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders understand the differences between Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, and Armed Robbery. Also, The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders are familiar with the various sentencing ranges for Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, and Armed Robbery and understand the complexities of the various sentencing factors. To discuss your particular Illinois Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, and Armed Robbery, call the experienced Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders to discuss your particular Robbery, Aggravated Robbery and Armed Robbery case.

Why Hire The Legal Defenders for Your Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, or Armed Robbery Case?

The criminal defense lawyers at The Legal Defenders understand the impact that a criminal conviction could have on someone's life.

The Chicago criminal defense lawyers at The Legal Defenders will look at the specific facts of your case and determine the best defense for your case.

Since many cases involving Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, Armed Robbery concern difficult and technical questions concerning many different elements contained in the different statutes, each case has to be examined individually, and each factor has to be taken into consideration when coming up with an effective plan of attack.

The Cook County criminal defense lawyers at The Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, Armed Robbery and will use their extensive experience and skills to come up with the best and most successful strategy to win your Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, or Armed Robbery case.

If you are facing Robbery, Aggravated Robbery or Armed Robbery charges in Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County or Kane County, give us a call.  We Can Help.