Can IL Property Crimes Become Violent Crimes? What’s the Difference?
Property crimes are some of the most common criminal offenses in Chicago. Property crime convictions are also ones that carry serious criminal consequences.
That said, facing conviction of a violent crime – one which involves the use of force or threat of force against another – can result in a punishment longer lasting and far more severe. This is generally because these crimes are considered to present a threat to public safety.
Sometimes, the two overlap.
An offender may intend [...]