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What Aggravated Robbery Is in Illinois by Aggravated Robbery Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney.
Generally, as Aggravated Robbery Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney previously mentioned, in Illinois people often say “I was robbed” when someone stole something from them. At the same time, the offense of robbery is different from theft. In the first place, Illinois Criminal Code identifies theft and burglary as Offenses Directed Against Property. However, Illinois code punishes for robbery more severely than for most other theft crimes. Moreover, Illinois code has 3 different types of robbery offenses. First, simple robbery. Second, aggravated robbery. Third, armed robbery. Finally, Illinois legislature created special crimes and punishments for offenders who use force to steal motor vehicles. As a matter of fact, in Illinois, police officers, prosecutors and judges take those crimes extremely seriously. Therefore, prosecutors take all measures to ensure that the accused will face the maximum penalties and the longest prison sentences possible.
Aggravated Robbery Is Different From Simple Robbery.
Previously, Aggravated Robbery Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney explained what happens when a person commits simple robbery. Here, Aggravated Robbery Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney will consequences of the Aggravated Robbery offense. First, Aggravated Robbery is a more serious offense than Simple Robbery.
How Illinois Criminal Code Defines the Aggravated Robbery Offense.
Under 720 ILCS 5/18-1(b)(1), a person commits aggravated robbery when he or she knowingly takes property, except a motor vehicle, from the person or presence of another by the use of force or by threatening the imminent use of force while indicating verbally or by his or her actions to the victim that he or she is presently armed with a firearm or other dangerous weapon, including a knife, club, ax, or bludgeon. Next, according to 720 ILCS 5/18-1(b)(2), a person commits aggravated robbery when he or she knowingly takes property from the person or presence of another by delivering (by injection, inhalation, ingestion, transfer of possession, or any other means) to the victim without his or her consent, or by threat or deception, and for other than medical purposes, any controlled substance.
Examples When a Person Commits Aggravated Robbery.
Usually, in Chicago it happens when a person uses a toy gun that looks like a real firearm when he or she robs somebody. For example, at the gas station. Next, according to 720 ILCS 5/18-1(b)(1), the state can charge a person with Aggravated Robbery when that person just had his hand in the pocket and wanted other people to believe that this was a firearm. Moreover, if you poke somebody in the back with an index finger, say that you have a hand gun or a knife and demand to give you the wallet, the state can charge you with the offense of Aggravated Robbery.
Criminal Penalties for Robbery in Illinois
Under 720 ILCS 5/18-1(c), the Offense of Aggravated Robbery is a Class 1 Felony. Class 1 Felony is one of the most serious criminal felonies a person can face. Therefore, if a trier of facts finds a person guilty of Aggravated Robbery, that person can spend from 4 to fifteen years in prison. Sometimes, the judge can extend the prison term for a Class 1 Felony up to thirty years in Illinois Department of Corrections.
Collateral Consequences for Aggravated Robbery in Illinois.
In the first place, a conviction for an aggravated robbery offense will almost definitely result in prison time. Of course, the conviction for aggravated robbery will ruin your career. Besides, it could destroy your reputation, family, and your life. Moreover, state’s attorneys become overzealous when they prosecute aggravated robbery charges. Therefore, with so much at stake, finding the right attorney is critical. You need to call Aggravated Robbery Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Tikhvinskiy ASAP!
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First, Aggravated Robbery Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Tikhvinskiy provides his clients with unparalleled legal service. Next, Aggravated Robbery Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Tikhvinskiy knows how the state will approach your robbery case. Moreover, Attorney Tikhvinskiy has the experience and skills to fight for you in court. As a result, he will use that knowledge to build a winning defense strategy. Finally, people need help all over Illinois. As a result, Aggravated Robbery Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Tikhvinskiy represents people in Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage, Will, Kankakee, Boone, Winnebago, Ogle, Whiteside and other counties all over Illinois. Call now at (312) 583-7345. Always, the first consultation is free and 100% confidential!