Under Illinois law, robbery is a criminal offense that involves on stealing property by force or the threat of force. The circumstances of the crime matter greatly, as more dangerous conduct can result in charges of aggravated robbery or armed robbery. In order to understand the differences between these offenses, the following sections will explore Illinois robbery laws and associated penalties for these three variations of robbery crimes.
Under 720 ILCS 5/18-1, it is unlawful to steal another person’s property using force or the threat of force. Any person who violates this section is guilty of robbery under Illinois law.
Most commonly, robbery is a Class 2 felony in Illinois. The typical penalties for this type of felony include three to seven years in prison, $25,000 in fines, and four years of probation.
That being said, robbery can become a Class 1 felony, punishable as detailed in [...]