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.
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.
Discuss Your Case with a Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney
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. 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.
Contact us for a free initial consultation with a criminal defense attorney. You have nothing to lose by calling us and everything to gain.