Oak Brook IL Retail Theft & Shoplifting Lawyer
Cook and DuPage County Retail Theft Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with shoplifting or retail theft, you need a felony or misdemeanor shoplifting defense lawyer who will listen to the circumstances of how this happened. We will help you get through this ordeal with the goal of minimizing the consequences and protecting your reputation.
Call 630-472-9700 today for a free case evaluation.
When a store employee challenges you by asking you to return to the store because they think you stole an item or switched price tags, they are not held to the same standards as police officers. They do not have to advise you of your rights before taking statements from you. Many accused shoplifters think that if they write a statement, the problem can be settled quickly without police involvement. You are not obligated to give store personnel any information. In many cases the police are called regardless of whether you cooperated with store personnel.
If the police are called and you are arrested, you need a shoplifting defense lawyer experienced with defending people accused of retail theft. (A theft of up to $300 is a misdemeanor. A theft of more than $300 in merchandise is a felony.)
Whether you signed a statement or not, as experienced retail theft defense attorneys, we can help you
- We will protect your rights.
- Depending on the circumstances, we may set your case for trial. With time, the retailer may decide to drop the charges or not appear in court.
- We will seek a dismissal, a lesser charge, or a lower sentence.
- After a period of court supervision, we may be able to have your arrest expunged from the public record.
Don't let this embarrassing event ruin your life. Contact a Chicago shoplifting attorney right away. Protect your rights and know your options about retail theft.
Located near major expressways and the Oak Brook Center Mall in Oak Brook, Illinois, our shoplifting defense lawyers represent clients in DuPage County and Cook County, Illinois.
For quality, affordable legal services, contact our criminal defense lawyers for a free consultation. We will protect your rights!
Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C.