Violent Theft Crimes Defense in Illinois
In the state of Illinois, armed robbery is a felony offense that carries serious penalties, including the possibility of lengthy incarceration. If you have been arrested for armed robbery, or you believe you are the target of an investigation, it is important for you to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights.
For help in the Greater Chicagoland area or surrounding suburbs, contact the Acosta Law Group. We are prepared to provide the strong defense you require. We offer a team of skilled trial lawyers with more than 40 years of experience and a strong record of results.
Experienced Armed Robbery Defense in Illinois
A person commits armed robbery when he or she violates 18-1, and:
- Carries on or about his or her person, or is otherwise armed with, a dangerous weapon other than a firearm
- He or she carries or is otherwise armed with a firearm
- He or she, during the commission of the offense, personally discharges a firearm
- He or she, during the commission of the offense, personally discharges a firearm that proximately causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement or death to another person
Armed robbery is covered by statute 720 ILCS 5/18-2in the Illinois Criminal Code. The offense is a Class X felony that can carry terms of incarceration that range from 15 years to life imprisonment, depending on the circumstances.
Contact Our Armed Robbery Defense Attorneys
To schedule a free consultation with an armed robbery lawyer at one of our local offices, call (773) 521-3300, (708) 788, 9900 or contact us by e-mail.