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Theft Crimes Defense Lawyer in DuPage County

Oak Brook Retail Theft Lawyer

Lombard, Illinois Retail Theft and Shoplifting Attorney

Theft crimes are defined in many different ways by Illinois law. All types of theft carry potentially serious penalties. If you or a loved one is facing charges for any type of theft, it is important to seek help from a lawyer who is ready to fight on your behalf and protect your future. At The Law Offices of Mia S. McPherson, P.C., we recognize that a conviction on theft charges can be life-changing, and we are prepared to offer the compassionate representation you need at this time.

Defense Counsel for Addison Theft Crimes

The most common form of theft is the direct taking of property that belongs to another person. Stealing a wallet out of an unattended purse or shoplifting merchandise from a retail outlet are both examples of theft. According to Illinois law, however, theft could also refer to taking control of someone else's property by deceptive means or threatening behavior. Obtaining property that is known to have been stolen is also considered a form of theft. In most situations, the charges for theft depend on the circumstances surrounding the incident and the value of the property that was allegedly taken.

Shoplifting and Retail Theft Attorney Serving Lombard and Oak Brook

Theft crimes often occur at retail establishments and stores, and shoplifting is just one type of retail theft. Depending on the value of the merchandise, retail theft may be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or felony and may include:

  • Switching or altering price tags;
  • Return and refund scams;
  • Unauthorized taking of shopping carts;
  • Under-ringing of items, either by an employee or a self-checkout machine;
  • The use of devices or bags to shield or confuse anti-theft technology; and
  • Theft by employees.

Skilled Burglary Lawyer in Villa Park and Addison

Burglary is another common form of property crime often charged in conjunction with theft and other offenses. The crime of burglary refers to gaining unauthorized access to a property—including a house, office, car, motor home, boat, or airplane—with the intent to commit a theft or a felony. Under Illinois law, burglary is at least a Class 2 felony and often charges for other felonies are likely to be filed with the Burglary charge.

Attorney Mia S. McPherson is a former local prosecutor and public defender with 20 years of experience in the practice of criminal law. She and her team will take the time to listen to your side of the story and will help you determine the best course of action for building your defense. Attorney McPherson understands the value of negotiating with prosecutors when appropriate, but is not afraid to take your case to a full jury trial if necessary. When you work with our firm, you get more than a lawyer; you get an advocate who treats you like family.

Call 630-833-3611 Today

To learn more about our legal team and how we can help with your case, contact our office. Call 630-833-3611 for a free, confidential consultation at The Law Offices of Mia S. McPherson, P.C. today. Located in Elmhurst, we serve clients in Lombard, Addison, Villa Park, Northlake, Westchester, Bensenville, Berkeley, Maywood, Bellwood, and DuPage County.

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