Mar 19

Two Illinois men face charges for armed robbery, residential burglary, and other crimes after allegedly participating in looting activities last summer, according to an article by The Pantagraph

This incident allegedly occurred on July 12, 2020 in Normal, Illinois. That is when the two men in question — plus a third, unidentified male — apparently broke into a victim’s home and brandished a handgun. After striking the victim and stealing property, the perpetrators fled the scene. 

As a result of their alleged participation in this incident, the two Illinois men in question face numerous criminal charges. In order to understand the potential criminal consequences at play, it will be necessary to review the Illinois penalties for armed robbery, residential burglary, burglary, and mob action. 

Armed Robbery Penalties in Illinois

Illinois law at 720 ILCS 5/18-2 clarifies the state penalties for armed robbery offenses. Under this section, armed robbery is typically a Class X felony. The maximum statutory punishment for a Class X felony includes a prison sentence between six and 30 years as well as criminal fines up to $25,000. Illinois does not allow probation or conditional discharge for Class X felonies. 

Residential Burglary Penalties in Illinois

Illinois law at 720 ILCS 5/19-3 furnishes the state penalties for residential burglary offenses. Under this section, residential burglary is normally a Class 1 felony. The maximum statutory punishment for a Class 1 felony includes a prison sentence between four and 15 years as well as criminal fines up to $25,000. Probation or conditional discharge of a maximum of 48 months is available for Class 1 felonies. 

Burglary Penalties in Illinois

Illinois law at 720 ILCS 5/19-1 provides the state penalties for burglary offenses. Under this section, burglary is often charged as a Class 2 felony. The maximum statutory punishment for a Class 2 felony includes a prison sentence between three and seven years as well as criminal fines up to $25,000. Probation or conditional discharge of a maximum of 48 months is available for Class 2 felonies. 

Mob Action Penalties in Illinois

Illinois law at 720 ILCS 5/25-1 establishes the state penalties for mob action offenses. Under this section, mob action is sometimes charged a Class 4 felony. The maximum statutory punishment for a Class 4 felony includes a prison sentence between three and seven years as well as criminal fines up to $25,000. Probation or conditional discharge of a maximum of 30 months years is available for Class 4 felonies. 

Do You Need Legal Help?

No matter what the criminal offense, all charges are serious. A sound strategy and an aggressive defense are essential for a positive outcome. To protect your rights in such situations, it is highly advisable to retain legal counsel from an experienced criminal defense attorney.

The Prior Law Firm in Bloomington, Illinois, has proven experience in matters of criminal defense. If you need legal help with criminal defense, contact us today for a free consultation. You can reach The Prior Law Firm by phone at (309) 827-4300, email at johnprior@thepriorlawfirm.com or by completing an online form.