An individual commits Robbery when the individual takes property from another with force or the threat of imminent force. Robbery is a Class 2 felony punishable by 3 to 7 years in the Illinois Department of corrections. A Robbery becomes Armed Robbery if a gun or other deadly weapon is used. Armed Robbery is a Class X offense with a minimum sentence of 6 years in the Illinois Department of corrections and a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. If a firearm is used, there is a mandatory gun enhancement which adds 15 years for the presence of a firearm, 20 years if the weapon is discharged and 25 years is a person is injured or killed.
Eyewitness Testimony can be unreliable.
Often times, Armed Robbery cases are prosecuted using eye witness testimony. Our defense attorneys challenge eye-witness testimony and aggressively defend clients since eye witness testimony can be unreliable. If you believe you have been misidentified or have an alibi defense contact our Armed Robbery Defense Attorneys in Springfield, Illinois today at (217) 414-8889 for a free initial consultation so you can understand your rights.
Our lawyers have successfully represented clients charged with Armed Robbery cases. We have obtained acquittals and we have been able to successfully negotiate with the prosecutors for lesser charges or to get the gun enhancement dropped.
HOW DO FINGERPRINTS AND DNA AFFECT MY ARMED ROBBERY CASE?
Often times, prosecutors try to obtain DNA and Fingerprint evidence in Armed Robbery cases. The lawyers at the Noll Law Office are experienced with both DNA tests and Fingerprint Testing. Our criminal defense attorneys know how to analyze this evidence and use it to build a defense for our clients. Call our DNA and Fingerprint Criminal Defense Lawyers today at (217) 414-8889 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your legal rights.