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Armed Robbery

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Chicago Armed Robbery Lawyer

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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 defense attorney.

At the Law Office of Steven Fine, our attorney is committed to helping you determine the best course of action and obtain the best outcome possible. With over 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 permanently
  • 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 armed robbery attorney can conduct a thorough investigation into the crime and gather evidence necessary to build a relentless and aggressive defense strategy just for you. 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.

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