Chicago Armed Robbery Lawyer
Obtain Legal Representation from Our Defense Attorney
If you have been arrested and charged with armed robbery in Illinois, you
are facing are extremely harsh penalties, such as years in prison and
thousands of dollars’ worth of fines. Under these dire circumstances,
it is imperative to get qualified legal assistance from a reliable criminal
Law Office of Steven Fine, our lead attorney is committed to helping you determine the best course
of action and obtain the most favorable outcome possible. With
more than two decades of experience handling multiple types of
violent crimes, including manslaughter, he understands what it takes to protect your
rights, reputation, and freedom adequately.
Armed Robbery Penalties
Armed robbery occurs when a person takes property from another individual,
accompanied by the use of force or the threat of imminent force, while
in possession of a firearm or other dangerous weapon.
The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that:
- An individual took property from another person
- The offender carried the property away
- The offender had the intention to deprive the possessor of the property
- The taking was accomplished by the use of force or the threat of imminent force
- The offender used a firearm or other dangerous weapon during the commission
of the robbery
Armed robbery is considered a Class X felony, which is punishable by a
prison sentence between six and 30 years. However, if the offender is
carrying a firearm as opposed to another type of deadly weapon, 15 years
can be added to the sentence. If the offender discharges the weapon during
the commission of the robbery, 20 years can be added to the sentence.
If the offender discharges the firearm and causes serious bodily injury,
disfigurement, disability, or the death of another person, 25 years or
a life term can be added to the sentence.
Let’s Get Started on Your Case Today
Our Chicago criminal defense attorney can conduct a thorough investigation
into the crime and gather evidence necessary to build a relentless and
aggressive defense strategy just for you. As a former prosecutor, having
our lawyer on your side provides you with the advantage of knowing how
the prosecution will approach your case. Let our legal team do whatever
it takes to get your life back on track.
Contact our firm and request a
free consultation today.