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 than for robbery. In Illinois, it is considered a felony. Robbery is classified as a class 2 felony and carries a penalty of 3 to 7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, while armed robbery or a robbery that has been enhanced as a result of the age or condition of the victim can be charged as a class 1 felony and are punishable with prison sentences of between 4 and 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Can Charges Be Reduced?
Charges involve many facts and, as a result, can sometimes be reduced down to lesser charges based on the facts. Some issues that may help in a case include: whether a weapon was used in committing the crime, where it took place and the level of force that was used during the commission of the robbery.
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