Plainfield Retail Theft Attorney
Speak with Our Proven Litigators at The Law Offices of David Lee
Some people don't consider shoplifting a serious crime, but Illinois statutes provide significant penalties for those convicted of this and other forms of retail theft. If you or a loved one has been charged with this offense, the time to take action is now. An experienced Plainfield retail theft lawyer can help you challenge these allegations and ensure that any penalties are kept to a minimum.
The team at The Law Offices of David Lee has more than two decades of combined criminal defense experience. We understand the unique issues involved in your case and will do everything possible to assist you in putting your best foot forward when confronting your charge.
Reductions and dismissals can be possible. Contact us today to start exploring your options with a free case evaluation.
"What Is Retail Theft?"
Retail theft is theft that most often occurs within a place of business that sells goods to the public. This type of allegation is often made toward customers, but in some cases, employees can be implicated, as well. The severity of these accusations often depends on the value of the merchandise that was allegedly stolen.
Retail theft charges can involve:
- Shoplifting (leaving the store with concealed items without paying)
- Retaining rented property after the lease period has expired
- Switching tags on merchandise
- Returning merchandise that originated elsewhere to receive cash
- "Under-ringing" (ringing up merchandise for a lower price)
At The Law Offices of David Lee, our team has insight into what prosecutors are looking for in these cases and how to find shortcomings in the state's case against our clients. Not every lawyer has the skill and the experience represent you effectively and it's crucial to have a lawyer well-versed in criminal defense and courtroom litigation. Our firm is ready to protect your rights and aggressively seek the most favorable outcome possible on your behalf.
If you've been charged with retail theft, we are ready to help you act. Call The Law Offices of David Lee at (630) 796-7699 today.