Armed Robbery Charges -- Chicago & DuPage County, IL.
Armed robbery is the criminal act of committing forcible theft, more commonly known as a hold-up, with a weapon. The firearm does not have to be used in order for the act to be considered armed robbery. Pointing a gun at someone or even just carrying a gun at the time of the theft can qualify as armed robbery.
If you have been accused of armed robbery, you face the possibility of a felony conviction, years in prison, and costly fines. An experienced defense attorney can help you fight this charge and the harsh penalties that come with a conviction. Contact the Dvorak Law Offices, LLC. to discuss your case.
Armed Robbery Charges and Penalties in Illinois
In Illinois, robbery is taking property from an individual by force or through the threat of force. Depending on the circumstances prison terms can range from 3 to 7 years or up to 30 years. Harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences may also apply, based on certain “gun enhancement status.” Armed robbery is robbery in which the perpetrator carries or is armed with a dangerous weapon. If during a robbery a firearm is discharged and causes grave bodily injury, permanent disability or disfigurement, or death the charge in the case will be armed robbery. In Illinois, this is a Class X felony for which the sentence can range from 6 to 60 years, depending upon the circumstances. An experienced criminal defense lawyer from the firm can explain the differences between robbery, aggravated robbery and armed robbery.
If you are facing a criminal charge for armed robbery, you need a criminal defense lawyer who you can trust to aggressively defend your case. At Dvorak Law Offices, LLC, we know what it takes to construct a strong defense, and we are prepared to work closely with you throughout your case to pursue a favorable resolution. Whether this is your first criminal charge or you have a criminal history, our attorneys will fight to ensure that your legal rights remain protected.
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