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Have you been arrested in the state of Illinois for a theft crime? It is
your right to retain legal representation and hire an attorney to fight
vigorously in your defense. When your future is at stake, you must act
quickly. It is imperative that you retain our lawyer at the
Law Office of Steven Fine who knows the justice system and can use that to your advantage.
We handle a variety of theft crimes in Chicago, including:
Attorney Steven Fine knows that the consequences of having a criminal conviction
on your record can have a substantial impact on your future prospects.
He has handled numerous case of varying complexity and draws upon incisive
and aggressive litigation practices to reach his clients’ goals.
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What Are Theft Crimes?
Theft crimes, such as
robbery, are considered crimes of “moral turpitude,” because the person
who allegedly committed the crime committed an act that is considered
morally objectionable. Theft crimes may be charged as misdemeanors, though
may be classified as a Class X felony.
Theft is defined as the following:
- Possessing and controlling another person’s property without consent
- Deceiving the property owner to gain control
- Threatening the property owner to gain control
- Controlling property, knowing that it has already been stolen
- Controlling property that has already been seized and declared by law enforcement
to be stolen
The penalties one could face for committing a theft crime can be fairly
harsh. Not only does one face substantial fines, jail time or imprisonment,
the courts could force him or her to pay back the value of the items taken,
which may include any other additional fines. Depending on the value of
the items stolen, the courts will adjust the penalties accordingly.
For example, if the value of the property is less than $500, then it is considered a
misdemeanor offense. This can carry penalties of up to one year in jail, a fine of $2, 500
each time there is an offense.
When the value exceeds $500, then the laws consider that to be a felony-level charge, and there are many other classifications of felony theft crimes.
Speak with a Seasoned Chicago Theft Crime Attorney
At The Law Office of Steven Fine, our founding attorney is a
former prosecutor with over two decades of legal experience. He has worked on numerous cases, gaining winning, favorable outcomes
for clients. Attorney Fine will not back down from a challenge. He takes
charge head-on in an effort to protect your future, your reputation, and
Time is of the essence. Call the Law Office of Steven Fine today.