(720 ILCS 5/18-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 18-2)
“A person commits armed robbery when he or she violates Section 18-1; and (1) he or she carries on or about his or her person or is otherwise armed with a dangerous weapon other than a firearm; or (2) he or she carries on or about his or her person or is otherwise armed with a firearm; or (3) he or she, during the commission of the offense, personally discharges a firearm; or (4) 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.”
An Armed Robbery is a Robbery committed by a person with a gun or other dangerous weapon. A dangerous weapon can include a firearm, stun gun, taser, knife with at least a 3 inch blade, switchblade, stiletto, axe, hatchet, bludgeon, black-jack, metal knuckles and others of like character. Armed Robbery is a Class X Felony. A Class X felony is non-probationable and is punishable by 6 to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Additionally, some Armed Robbery charges carry enhanced sentencing which can include sentencing up to and including life in prison.
If you have been charged with a Robbery it is important to contact the attorneys at Gruszeczki & Smith immediately. When you hire the attorneys at Gruszeczki & Smith, you are hiring former prosecutors who are seasoned trial attorneys and are comfortable defending your rights before judges and juries. Your defense begins the moment you contact us.
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