Chicago Shoplifting Lawyer
Arrested? Call Attorney Steven Fine Today – (312) 436-0638
In the state of Illinois, shoplifting is considered a serious offense that
can result in jail time and hefty fines. Often referred to as “retail
theft,” shoplifting is defined by any act that involves taking merchandise
without paying, tampering with price tags, and switching merchandise between
containers. Although common perception is that such crimes are small misdemeanors,
shoplifting can sometimes be charged as a felony. Regardless of the circumstances
surrounding your case, you should not hesitate to contact Attorney Steven
Fine to begin building the defense you need today.
As our client, you can expect:
- More than 20 years of legal experience working for you
- Top-rated legal counsel
- 24/7 availability to answer calls
- Free case consultations
Individuals who come to the Law Office of Steven Fine will see firsthand
that Attorney Fine goes above and beyond to exceed client expectations.
As an experienced trial litigator and former prosecutor, Attorney Fine
is well equipped to foresee common tactics the prosecution may use against
you – this allows him to build a defense that leaves no stone unturned
in ensuring that your rights and liberties are protected.
Put more than 20 years of legal experience on your side today. Call (312)
436-0638 to begin discussing the details of your case.
Criminal Penalties of Shoplifting in Illinois
In addition to the criminal penalties that come with a shoplifting, there
is also a civil liberties component. An individual or, if he or she is
a minor, the individual’s legal guardians may be held liable in
a civil lawsuit for the value of the stolen merchandise. Depending on
the amount and retail value of the stolen merchandise, shoplifting can
be charged as a Class A misdemeanor, Class 4 felony, Class 3 felony, or
Class 2 felony.
A shoplifting conviction can lead to the following penalties:
Class A misdemeanor: Fines up to $2,500 and up to 1 year of imprisonment
Class 4 felony: Fines up to $25,000 and between 1-3 years of imprisonment
Class 3 felony: Fines up to $25,000 and between 2-5 years of imprisonment
Class 2 felony: Fines up to $25,000 and between 3-7 years of imprisonment
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When your liberties are hanging in the balance, your choice in representation
matters. Our Chicago theft crime attorney has received recognition from
numerous prestigious organizations, including Leading Lawyers, Super Lawyers,
The American Trial Lawyers Association, and the Better Business Bureau.
As our client, you can trust that Attorney Fine will take the time to
get to know your story, your goals, and your concerns. Let the Law Office
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Don’t face these charges alone. Contact the Law Office of Steven
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