How to Beat a Robbery Charge
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How to Beat a Robbery Charge

You may not realize it, but robbery is a type of theft offense. What makes it robbery is if someone takes any property – except a motor vehicle – from another person by using force or by threatening to use force.
 
In Illinois, there are multiple robbery charges that have different – but still serious – penalties. You could be charged with:
 

Robbery. Robbery is a Class 2 felony punishable by a fine up to $25,000 and 3 to 7 years in prison. If the robbery was committed in a school, child care facility, or place of worship, you will be charged with a Class 1 felony punishable by a fine up to $25,000 and 4 to 15 years in prison.…