DuPage County Property Crime Lawyers
Aggressive Defense for Clients Charged with Property Crimes in Lombard, Bloomingdale, and Throughout Illinois
Property theft occurs when you obtain unauthorized control over the property (or service) of another with the requisite intent to commit a crime. Theft of property in Illinois is a serious offense, and a conviction can mean heavy fines, jail time, and other future consequences. If you or someone close to you has been arrested for shoplifting, retail theft, or any other type of property crime, you should not fight this battle alone. With so much on the line, it is essential to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney, so you understand your rights and options.
For over 40 years, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices has provided a strong representation of individuals accused of property crimes in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Our award-winning lawyers are former prosecutors and public defenders with extensive experience successfully litigating criminal cases at all levels of the state and federal judicial system. We have in-depth knowledge of the local courts and what each county may be willing to do in terms of reducing or eliminating the charges against you. We put this experience to work to craft the most effective defense strategy to secure a positive outcome in your case.
We are highly acclaimed not only for our experience and skill but also for our client-centered approach. Our attorneys are honest, accessible, responsive, and down to earth. We understand what is at stake when you are charged with a property crime, and we fight aggressively to defend your rights and minimize the negative consequences. We take the time to assess the charges and evidence against you thoroughly, and we go to work immediately to develop the strongest possible defense.
We defend clients for all types of property crimes charges, including but not limited to:
- Shoplifting and Retail Theft;
- Arson; and
- Identity Theft.
Consequences for Property Crimes in Illinois
Punishments for theft crimes vary depending on the dollar value of the property that was allegedly stolen and other circumstances in the case. Property with a value of $500 or less (that was not taken from the person of another) is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum fine of $2,500 and up to one year in county jail. Theft of property with a retail value of $300 or less (retail theft or shoplifting) is also a Class A Misdemeanor. If the property stolen was government property or taken from a school or place of worship and was not taken from the person of another, it becomes a Class 4 Felony, punishable by a maximum fine of $25,000 and one to three years in prison.
Theft of retail property valued at over $300 or any other property valued at $500 to $10,000 is a Class 3 Felony, punishable by a maximum fine of $25,000 and two to five years in prison. If the property is taken from the person of another (regardless of value), stolen from the government, or is stolen from a school or place of worship, the charge may be upgraded to a Class 2 Felony, punishable by a maximum fine of $25,000 and three to 7 years in prison.Whether you are charged with shoplifting, petty theft or grand theft, the consequences are severe, and a conviction can cost you your freedom and exact a major financial toll on you and your family. This is why you need strong legal counsel in your corner aggressively advocating for your rights. For a free consultation with one of our skilled Illinois property crimes lawyers, contact our office today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100.