Theft Crime Attorney in Chicago
Petty Theft, Grand Theft, Shoplifting & Other Crimes
Have you been charged with a theft offense? Whether you are charged with
petty theft grand theft, shoplifting, burglary or other theft crime, your
legal situation is very serious. Some who are charged with a petty theft
crime, such as shoplifting, could choose to plead guilty, rather than
go through a trial.
Having a misdemeanor on your record is not as serious as a felony, but
it is a blot on your reputation that can a significant negative impact
on your ability to get a job, and will impact sentencing and charges if
you are arrested again in the future.
Need a theft crime lawyer in Chicago? At my firm, the Law Offices of Mitch
Furman, I am committed to providing high quality, aggressive defense counsel
in a range of theft crime charges, and would like to hear from you immediately.
As the firm's founder and chief counsel, I will see that you understand
the implications of any charges filed against you, and will advise you
of the various options open to you. My firm handles a wide variety of
theft crimes including:
Penalties for Theft Crimes in Illinois
In Illinois, a theft of property with a
value under $500 is a Class A misdemeanor offense with penalties of up to one year in jail and a fine of $2500 for
each offense. If the theft includes an act of violence or the presence
of a weapon (whether it was used or not) the charges are filed as a felony.
There are several classes of felony and misdemeanor.
Theft of property in excess of $500 is filed as a felony. If the theft occurs on church property or at a school, it can be classed
as a felony even when the value of the item alleged to be stolen is under $500.
Chicago Area Theft Crime Lawyer
If you have a prior conviction for a theft offense, it can impact the level
of the charge and the punishment imposed upon you in a conviction. As a
Chicago criminal defense lawyer, I have defended countless people who have been caught in the criminal
justice system, many of whom were charged with a theft crime. The first
action to take is to call my firm. Your case could involve shoddy evidence
collection, rights violations or other issues that could allow me to seek
a case dismissal. The earlier I get involved, the better it could be for you.
Searching for a lawyer for a theft crime case in Chicago? I know the law
and have a skilled team to assist in crafting your defense case. Let me
and my team at the Law Offices of Mitch Furman, handle your defense against
theft crime charges and help you to pursue a better outcome. Looking for
an attorney for a theft case in Chicago?