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Chicago Theft Defense Lawyer

Rolling Meadows Theft Defense Attorneys

Criminal Lawyers for Clients Facing Theft Charges in Bucktown, Lincoln Park, and Throughout Cook County

There are many ways that you could be charged with theft under Illinois law and all of them are extremely serious. Whether you have been accused of shoplifting or stealing a car, the impact of a conviction can be severe, and the resulting penalties could potentially affect the rest of your life. At Luisi Legal Group, our Chicago theft defense lawyers have successfully represented many clients charged with a wide variety of theft crimes, and we are ready to bring our experience to your case.

Understanding Theft Crimes in Illinois

With all of the various theft-related terms and offenses described in the law, it can be difficult to keep them all straight. The crime of theft itself, however, is relatively straightforward. According to the Illinois Criminal Code, theft is committed when a person knowingly:

  • Obtains or exerts unauthorized control over another person's property;
  • Obtains control over another person's property by deception or threat;
  • Obtains control over property that he or she knows or should have known to be stolen property; or
  • Obtains or exerts control over property in the custody of law enforcement, which a law enforcement officer or a person acting on behalf of law enforcement represents as stolen property.

The severity of the charge and the associated penalties depend on the nature and value of the property stolen and other circumstantial factors. The most basic theft charge is a Class A misdemeanor.

Trustworthy Legal Advocates for Theft-Related Charges

The experienced attorneys at Luisi Legal Group have been serving the local community for more than 15 years. Our knowledge of the law and familiarity with the Cook County court system has helped us earn an impressive history of courtroom victories and many other favorable outcomes. Since opening our doors in 2000, we have handled many cases like yours, and we have won many cases like yours. Our Chicago theft defense lawyers are committed to getting results no matter the type of theft charges you may be facing, including but not limited to:

When you consult with our firm, we will do everything we can to help you avoid conviction and protect your future. We understand that, in some cases, it may be necessary to negotiate with prosecutors to reduce or eliminate charges. In other situations, we will need to build a comprehensive, aggressive defense to take before a judge and jury. Regardless of the approach, we are sure to keep our clients involved in the process and ensure that their rights are fully protected every step of the way.

Call Our Attorneys Today

If you or a family member is facing theft-related criminal charges, contact our office right away. One of our experienced Chicago theft defense lawyers will meet with you to discuss your case and explain the available options. Your initial consultation is free and completely confidential. Call 773-276-5541 today to schedule an appointment. From our office in downtown Chicago, Luisi Legal Group serves clients with cases at the 26th and California Courthouse, Maywood Courthouse, Bridgeview Courthouse, Skokie Court, Markham Court, and Richard J. Daley Center

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