Chicago Shoplifting Lawyer
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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
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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, 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 un-turned in ensuring that your rights and liberties are protected.
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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 criminal defense 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 of Steven Fine take charge in the head-on approach you need.
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