Theft of Labor or Services

Our Aurora Theft Crime Attorneys Can Fight for You

Theft of labor or services involves the use of property, labor, or services without proper payment. The state of Illinois considers this a very serious crime, much like retail theft, misdemeanor theft, or felony theft. If you’re facing theft of labor or services charges, the skilled Aurora theft crimes lawyers at The Law Offices of David Lee are prepared to fight for you. We have more than 20 years of combined experience advocating on behalf of our clients. Our extensive litigation experience allows us to thoroughly prepare a strong defense for you.

Call our firm today at (630) 901-8700 to speak to an attorney about your theft charges.

What is Theft of Labor or Services?

Strict laws aim to protect individuals and other entities from theft of labor or services. This, in turn, means that the consequences for this type of theft crime are very severe and can include felony or misdemeanor charges, jail time, fines, probation, and more.

There are a number of ways in which a person can commit theft of labor or services, including:

  • Failing to pay for property, labor, or services obtained or used
  • Failing to return a rented motor vehicle with a value of over $500.00
  • Failing to return borrowed library material with a value of over $50.00

In most cases, failing to return borrowed property is considered theft after the individual receives a written notice. In any case, theft of labor or services is a serious charge and should be taken seriously.

How Our Firm Can Help

If you have been charged with theft of labor or services, it’s important to remember that you still have legal rights. Our Aurora criminal defense attorneys will work tirelessly to defend those rights. When crafting your defense, we look at the same available evidence the prosecution looks at, including lease agreements, written demands for the return of borrowed items, statements made by the alleged victim/accused, witness reports, and more. We work to have your charges reduced or dismissed on the basis of lack of sufficient evidence, improper collection of evidence, and more. We can also help you understand your various options for avoiding jail time and therefore protecting your freedom.

At The Law Offices of David Lee, we understand how valuable your freedom is. We offer open, honest communication and answers to your questions as we navigate the legal system on your behalf. No matter the complexity of your unique situation, we are prepared to actively fight for you.

Need a criminal defense lawyer in Aurora or nearby? Call The Law Offices of David Lee at (630) 901-8700 today!


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