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DuPage County Robbery Defense Lawyer

Oak Brook Identity Theft Attorney

Attorneys Defending Clients Charged With Armed Robbery in Oak Brook and Hinsdale

While theft can take many forms, people commonly associate the term with taking someone else's money or property by force. This type of theft is classified as a robbery, and being arrested and charged with this type of crime can lead to severe consequences.

At Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C., our skilled criminal defense lawyers have a great deal of experience representing clients charged with robbery and other forms of theft, and we can provide you with the resources you need when facing criminal charges.

Illinois Robbery Laws

Under Illinois law (720 ILCS 5/18-1 and 720 ILCS 5/18-2), a person commits robbery when they take someone else's property through the use or threat of force. A violation of these statutes can result in the following charges:

  • Robbery - Class 2 felony, which can be punished by three to seven years in prison. If the victim was over the age of 60 or disabled, or if the crime was committed in a school, child care facility, or place of worship, this is a Class 1 felony, which can be punished by four to 15 years in prison.
  • Aggravated robbery - This offense occurs when someone commits robbery while telling the victim that they are armed with a firearm or other dangerous weapon (even if they do not actually have such a weapon in their possession at the time of the robbery) or when they take someone's property after delivering a controlled substance to them without their consent, including by injection or inhalation. Aggravated robbery is a Class 1 felony.
  • Armed robbery - This offense occurs when someone commits robbery while they have a dangerous weapon in their possession. There are four types of armed robbery:
    • Armed robbery with a weapon other than a firearm, such as a knife or club - Class X felony, which can be punished by six to 30 years in prison.
    • Armed robbery with a firearm - Class X felony, plus 15 additional years in prison.
    • Armed robbery in which a firearm is discharged - Class X felony, plus 20 additional years in prison.
    • Armed robbery in which a firearm is discharged, causing a person great bodily harm, disability, disfigurement, or death - Class X felony, plus 25 additional years in prison or a life sentence.

In addition to time in prison, felony charges can result in a fine of up to $25,000.

Contact a Lombard Criminal Defense Attorney

Robbery is a serious crime, and if you are facing these charges, police officers and prosecutors are sure to do everything they can to obtain a conviction. The dedicated attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. can protect your rights during a criminal investigation and represent you in court proceedings or negotiations with prosecutors, working to help you achieve a positive outcome to your case. Contact our Oak Brook robbery defense attorneys at 630-472-9700 to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients in Elmhurst, Downers Grove, Wheaton, Hinsdale, Westmont, Clarendon Hills, and throughout DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane Counties.

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