When property has been taken as a result of violence or intimidation, a robbery has been committed. Robbery is similar to theft, but in the case of theft, no fear or intimidation is used. The crime of robbery carries a sentence of 3 to 7 years in prison. Sometimes, the sentence for these felonies can be extended to 7 to 14 years in prison. If the victim of the robbery is elderly or handicapped or the crime is committed in a church or school, the sentence may extend up to 15 years in prison. Under certain other circumstances, the sentence can range even further, from to 30 to 60 years in prison. Examples of simple robbery include purse snatching or using threats to take money from a cashier. Any individual charged with this crime requires a skilled Chicago violent crime defense lawyer to assist in the case.
Because there are various types of felony robbery and these serious crimes can carry disastrous consequences if not properly defended, one should contact the criminal defense attorneys familiar with the law concerning robbery to discuss your case. The Chicago violent crime defense attorney from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege has extensive experience in representing individuals charged with robbery throughout Cook County and Chicagoland.
If a person carries or uses a weapon during a robbery, then the person commits the felony of armed robbery. Felony armed robbery carries extensive sentencing consequences, and should be taken very seriously. If the person has a criminal history then good legal representation can make the difference between a long jail sentence and a lessened sentence or in some cases an acquittal. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege are prepared to fight for your rights and help ensure that you have the best chance possible for a positive outcome on your case. Contact the Chicago criminal defense attorneys who can most effectively represent you in any type of robbery case, before you discuss anything about your case with the police.
Contact a Chicago robbery defense attorney from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege today.
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