Robbery is a serious offense because it is considered both a theft crime and a violent crime. Robbery involves a person forcibly taking the property of another by the use of force or by threatening to use force. Due to the violent nature of Robbery charges, prosecutors seek harsh penalties.
The criminal defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office are experienced and competent in defending Robbery charges. With over 40 years of combined experience defending those accused of Robbery crimes, our criminal defense lawyers understand how Robbery charges are investigated and prosecuted. With this insight into the practices of the police and the prosecutors, our criminal defense law firm aggressively defends its clients.
Often times, Robbery charges are based upon eye witness testimony. Our lawyers aggressively challenge eye witness testimony as it can be unreliable. If you have an alibi defense or you have simply been misidentified, the criminal defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office will explore all of your options and vigorously defend you in court.
A standard felony Robbery charge is punishable by 3 to 7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. However, there are aggravating factors which can increase the potential penalty such as if the alleged victim is over the age of 60 or if a weapon was used in the robbery. If there was a firearm or other weapon allegedly used in the robbery, you could be charged with Armed Robbery.
If you have been charged with Robbery or Armed Robbery, contact the criminal defense lawyers in Springfield, Illinois at (217) 414-8889 for a free and confidential initial consultation so we can explain you rights and discuss possible defenses to your Robbery charge.