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How to Get a Shoplifting Charge Dismissed in Illinois

Seeking Alternatives to a Conviction with Skilled Chicago Criminal Law Attorneys

If you have been arrested for shoplifting in Illinois, and you have no prior record, you could be eligible for a Cook County program called Deferred Prosecution. By completing the Deferred Prosecution Program successfully, the charges against you are completely dismissed, and you avoid a conviction that could follow you for the rest of your life.

Cook County’s Deferred Prosecution Program was established in 2011 to help individuals charged with non-violent offenses including shoplifting, theft, burglary, drug possession, credit card fraud, and identification fraud. The intent of the program is to reduce the backlog of cases in the county’s courthouses, as well as to give first-time offenders a second chance without permanently affecting their record.

Chicago Defense Lawyers Protecting Your Future

There are eligibility requirements for the Deferred Prosecution Program, and not everyone will qualify. Our experienced attorneys can assist you in exploring your available options and choosing the right one for your unique circumstances. If Deferred Prosecution is a choice, we will walk you through the process, from qualifying and beginning the program, all the way through expunging your arrest record upon completion.

For more than 15 years, the lawyers at Luisi Legal Group have represented Cook County clients facing all types of criminal charges. We have the knowledge and skill to help you find a favorable outcome, no matter how hopeless your situation may seem. Our attorneys have handled cases just like yours, and our attorneys win cases just like yours.

Call 773-276-5541 for an Appointment

If you have been arrested for shoplifting or any other offense that may qualify for the Deferred Prosecution Program in Cook County, contact our office. Schedule your free initial consultation by calling 773-276-5541 today and let us show you how we can help. We are proud to serve clients in matters being heard in courthouses around the area, including the 26th and California Courthouse, Maywood Courthouse, Skokie Court, Markham Courthouse, Bridgeview Courthouse, and the Richard J. Daley Center.

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