Shoplifting seems like such a minor offense, right? However, it’s a crime in Illinois – just like it is elsewhere in the U.S. But what is the penalty for shoplifting in Illinois? Will you go to prison? Here’s what you need to know. Related: Reading Into ILCS: Retail Theft What is the Penalty for Shoplifting…

If you’ve been accused of a crime, you may need a felony defense attorney in Chicago, Skokie or Rolling Meadows. For most people, that’s the smartest course of action. Working with an attorney can help ensure that you get the best possible outcome – and it’s a way to ensure someone is always there to…

Chicago police are reporting an uptick in theft during the coronavirus pandemic – even as businesses are closing and people are closing themselves in their homes. If you’re one of the people accused of stealing something during the pandemic (or if you were accused of stealing something before people started closing businesses), you might want…

The Illinois Compiled Statutes define retail theft in several ways – but no matter how you slice it, retail theft is a crime. Under the ILCS, retail theft comes down to: Taking property from a merchant Changing price labels Switching containers Undercharging a customer in a retail establishment Exchanging stolen items in a store for…

If you’re like many people in Chicago who were charged with shoplifting, you’re looking for a retail theft lawyer who understands your situation and can give you the case-specific advice you need right now. But where do you even start? How to Find the Right Retail Theft Lawyer Finding the right retail theft lawyer may…

If you’re one of the many of people hit with retail theft charges in Chicago around the holidays, you may benefit from talking to a criminal defense lawyer who can help. Why Do You Need a Retail Theft Defense Lawyer for These Charges? Retail theft charges are serious, whether they’re misdemeanor-level or felony-level. (The severity of the charges depends on…

During the holidays—especially on Black Friday—Chicago police and those in the surrounding communities (such as Rolling Meadows and Skokie) make dozens of arrests for shoplifting. But what are shoplifting charges, and what are the penalties if you’re caught doing it? What is Shoplifting? Shoplifting isn’t actually a legal term in Illinois. However, it refers to the…

If you’ve been accused of shoplifting in Skokie, Chicago or Rolling Meadows—or any of the surrounding communities, for that matter—it’s probably in your best interest to talk to a retail theft lawyer as soon as you can. What is Shoplifting in Skokie? Under Illinois law, shoplifting is the crime of taking something that isn’t yours from a commercial…

Many people are charged with retail theft in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs during the holiday season, and in most cases, the people accused of stealing things don’t know where to turn for help. Do you? What to Do if You’re Charged with Retail Theft in Chicago Maybe it was an accident, or maybe you hoped you…

What to Do When Your Child is Charged with Retail Theft When you get the phone call, your mind starts racing. Your child has been charged with retail theft – and you aren’t quite sure what to do next. Whether your child is a minor or an adult, the first thing you should do is get in…

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