DuPage County Armed Robbery Defense Lawyers
Persuasive Advocacy and Effective Legal Defense Strategies
When you are accused of armed robbery in DuPage County or the surrounding areas, you face the prospect of a serious felony conviction and many years in a state penitentiary. A felony record can seriously affect your career, immigration status, educational opportunities and housing options. Our DuPage County criminal defense attorneys carefully investigate the evidence and circumstances of your arrest, so we can identify the most persuasive procedural and substantive defenses. Our Illinois criminal defense attorneys have represented more than 16,000 people during our three decades representing individuals accused of serious crimes.
Our law firm has obtained national prominence by representing high profile clients and cases in criminal cases such as theft and burglary law. Although our law firm has been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, COURT TV and other national media outlets, we provide the same tenacity and diligence whether we are representing a politician, rock star, doctor, CEO, bank teller, construction worker or someone from any other background. The attorneys at Ramsell & Associates, LLC are committed to the presumption of innocence for every individual subject to investigation or prosecution by state authorities.
We leave no stone unturned when pursuing a dismissal, acquittal or reduction in charges/penalties. Donald Ramsell has been designated as an “Illinois Leading Lawyer in Criminal-DUI Defense” and “Illinois Leading Lawyer in Illinois Criminal Appeals” by Crane Magazine. Mr. Ramsell’s expertise, experience and tenacity has helped him earn a solid national reputation that includes the highest rating possible by AVVO, which rates every attorney licensed in the U.S.
What Constitutes Armed Robbery in Illinois?
Under Illinois law, robbery is defined as using force or the imminent threat of force to take property from another. The offense becomes armed robbery when a firearm or other deadly weapon is used in the commission of the robbery. When the offense of robbery does not involve a deadly weapon, the crime will be charged as a Class 2 Felony, which carries a penalty of 3 to 7 years in state prison. If you are charged with armed robbery in Illinois, the offense is a Class X Felony that carries a punishment of up to thirty years in state prison. Further, armed robbery also is subject to a mandatory minimum of six-year term in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
If you are accused of the use or discharge of a firearm during a robbery, the stakes are even higher. Use of a firearm carries a mandatory gun enhancement penalty of 15 years. The enhancement increases to 20 years if the firearm is discharged and 25 years if anyone is injured.
Proven DuPage County Armed Robbery Defense Attorneys
Our DuPage County robbery defense lawyers engages in a meticulous investigation to determine the best defense strategy whether it involves challenging an eyewitness identification, fingerprint evidence or DNA evidence. We work closely with private investigators and experts to craft the most compelling defense of our clients. We invite you to call us today at 630-256-8001 or to send us an email to schedule your free consultation in our conveniently located office in Naperville. Ramsell & Associates, LLC also has offices in Wheaton and St. Charles or Rolling Meadows by appointment.