Naperville Retail Theft Attorneys
Call Our Advocates at The Law Offices of David Lee Today
Shoplifting isn't often considered a serious crime but can come with surprisingly harsh consequences if the accused is convicted. At The Law Offices of David Lee, we recognize that these retail theft cases can result in a significant interruption to the life of our clients and diligently pursue reductions and dismissals on their behalf. If you or a loved one have been accused of shoplifting, call our firm today to request a phone consultation.
We're ready to take this matter seriously and ensure that your rights are protected. Call us at (630) 901-8700 today.
Defining Retail Theft
When most people think of "shoplifting," they think young people sneaking their way out of a store without paying for items they have managed to hide on their person. However, Illinois law recognizes that methods of retail theft of evolved and become more sophisticated. Our retail theft statute, 720 ILCS 5/16A-13, recognizes several different forms of this offense.
These different forms of retail theft include:
- Taking items without paying for them
- False returns
- Changing price tags
- "Under-ringing" by employees
- Retaining rented merchandise after expiration of lease
Penalties for retail theft can vary based on the value of the property in question and the circumstances of the alleged offense. At The Law Offices of David Lee, we grasp the strengths and weaknesses of the types of evidence that prosecutors will use to try to win a conviction in these cases. Understanding this helps us to give you effective representation in the most successful and effective possible manner.
Safeguarding Your Rights & Future
Not every attorney has the experience to skillfully represent you if you or someone you know is facing a charge of retail theft. It's critical to retain a Naperville retail theft lawyer who is experienced serving clients in this area of the law. Our firm is ready to assess the unique aspects of your case and thoroughly explore every option toward a reduction or dismissal on your behalf.
If you or a loved one have been charged, the time to act is now. Contact The Law Offices of David Lee to request a free phone consultation today.