Chicago Residents Can Now Access Robbery Charge Attorney Services

Robbery charges are serious in a court of law and Avery heavy penalties. When faced with such charges, working with experienced lawyers will help in getting a favorable outcome. The law office of Purav Bhatt is now offering professional Chicago robbery charges attorney services.

According to the law firm, "Robbery is prosecuted very severely in Illinois. This is because, unlike burglary or theft, a robbery involves a certain level of threat to a person, the use of a weapon or an injury suffered during the commission of the robbery. Because of these factors, the penalties for robbery offenses are severe and can alter one’s life for years, decades or a lifetime. There are several ways a person can be charged with robbery and all robbery charges are felonies and therefore carry lengthy prison sentences and large financial penalties. In Illinois, robbery charges are prosecuted under Illinois statutes 720 ILCS 5/18-1 and 720 ILCS 5/18-2. Robbery charges usually fall under one of three categories including: Robbery, Aggravated Robbery and Armed Robbery."

The site also goes a step further to explain robbery according to the law, "Robbery – Under 720 ILCS 5/18-1, an individual is charged and accused of robbery when he takes another person’s property by use of force. Robbery is a Class 2 felony and carries a 3 to 7-year prison sentence. Robbery charges can be upgraded to Class 1 felonies if they are committed near a school or place of worship; or if they are committed against a disabled or elderly individual (i.e. those over 60 years old). Oftentimes, robbery cases must depend on an eyewitness to identify the robber. The individual who was robbed, or someone who was present at the time of the alleged robbery, must identify the suspect as the person who committed the crime. Studies and research are increasingly showing the unreliable nature of eyewitness testimony. Recalling facts during stressful situations, having facts inserted by the prosecution, even if unintentionally, and the presence of a weapon during the event are all factors that influence and affect a person’s memory. A skilled, experienced, and aggressive criminal defense attorney can expose these flaws in the prosecution witnesses to demonstrate that their identification of the suspect is not reliable or credible. The trustworthiness of an eyewitness and exposing his flawed perception and memory of the events can be the difference between a prison sentence and hearing those words, not guilty."

For more information about robbery charges attorney services in Chicago, visit the law firm's website.


For more information about The Law Office of Purav Bhatt, contact the company here:

The Law Office of Purav Bhatt
Purav Bhatt
(773) 791-9682
The Law Office of Purav Bhatt
1655 S Blue Island Ave #312,
Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 791-9682