Defending Against Robbery And Theft Charges
At Zuba & Associates, P.C. in Rockford, we dedicate ourselves to making a positive difference in your case. We use our criminal defense experience and hard work to fight for your rights, striving for the best possible result.
Types Of Offenses
Illinois law defines several types of theft charges. While theft is the act of taking something that is the property of another person, robbery happens when someone takes property in the owner’s presence without their consent and threatens or commits violence.
Vehicular hijacking is the charge of taking a motor vehicle by threatening or actual force. If other conditions exist during the auto theft such as carrying or discharging a firearm, then the charge elevates to aggravated vehicular hijacking.
Here are consequences of some conviction charges:
- Felony theft : three to seven years in prison
- Armed robbery: six years to life in prison
- Vehicular hijacking and aggravated robbery: four to 15 years in prison
Our firm can push for elimination or reduction of your charges, to avoid or minimize a conviction.
What Zuba & Associates, P.C. Can Do For You
Our lawyers can examine the evidence, question witnesses and discover what occurred during your arrest to develop the most favorable defense strategy possible. Some robbery defenses include:
- No threats were made or injury caused
- Lack of intent to steal
The sooner you get an attorney working for you, the more time there is to mount a legal defense.