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CLIENT CHARGED WITH: Felony Retail Theft

Client is a medical student with a history of retail theft arrests. Mr. Weisberg represented Client in several misdemeanor retail theft cases and was able to get them all dismissed. The client was then arrested on a felony retail theft. Mr. Weisberg got the client into a pretrial diversion program so that the case could be dismissed and the record expunged. Client violated the terms of the diversion program after being arrested on another retail theft case outside of Cook County. Mr. Weisberg was able to convince the Judge not to take the client into custody and instead to give her counseling on the outside. Mr. Weisberg was able to convince the prosecutor and judge to allow the client to take part in the mental health court where she did not have to plead guilty. Instead, she is taking part in outpatient counseling and is doing very well. She is scheduled to have her case dismissed based on her compliance with the counseling. She is on pace to finish with the case being dismissed and the records expunged.

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FAQs about Probation in Illinois That You Need to Know

Probation Violations

Probation is preferable to imprisonment, but if you’re sentenced to probation, you’re still very much under the justice system’s thumb.

This means that it’s very important to understand the basics of probation, and the terms of your specific probation program to avoid a probation violation.

We’ve put together a short FAQ list covering the basics of Illinois probation, common terms you’re likely to face, and what to do if you’re accused of a probation violation.

Are Illinois Probation and Parole [...]

‘Tis the Season for IL Law Enforcement to Crack Down on Identity Theft

Cyber Crimes | Identity Theft

The Christmas season is nearly upon us again. It’s that time of year to prepare for presents, family dinners, and…you guessed it — identity theft.

As the sheer volume of online holiday purchases continues to soar, it only makes sense that the holiday season doesn’t just mean an increase in retail theft anymore, but in identity theft as well.

In turn, Illinois law enforcement is on high alert for acts of identity theft from now through the end of the [...]

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