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…

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…