Robbery Lawyer

Theft vs. Robbery

By |2022-05-05T16:30:12+00:00April 3rd, 2014|Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney, Robbery Lawyer, Theft Lawyer|

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Purav Bhatt explains the difference between theft (720 ILCS 5/16-1) and robbery (720 ILCS 5/18-1). To many of my clients, the offenses of robbery and theft seem identical because both involve the taking of other people’s property without their permission or consent. However, they are separate and different crimes in Illinois and therefore are prosecuted differently. The best way to understand the [...]

Robbery

By |2022-05-05T19:08:00+00:00February 4th, 2014|Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney, Robbery Lawyer|

Chicago Robbery Lawyer Purav Bhatt A robbery occurs when an individual uses force or the threat of force to take the property of another person. It becomes armed robbery when the provoker uses a dangerous weapon such as a gun or a knife. Because a weapon is involved, the penalties are more severe and greater [...]

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