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Archives for: September 30th, 2019

CLIENT CHARGED WITH: Retail Theft

The client was not a citizen of the United States and so it was critical that the charges be dismissed and his record ultimately expunged. Mr. Weisberg was able to get the charges dismissed. He then prepared papers to have the client’s record expunged. The expungement was granted and the record has been completely removed.

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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 [...]

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Client charged with felony retail theft from four locations of a home improvement retailer. Total theft was more than $10,000. Mr. Weisberg was ultimately able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss 3 felony charges and reduce the 4th charge to a misdemeanor with probation. Client did not have to serve any jail time and will not become a convicted felon despite the four felony cases.

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Client caught stealing items from a major department store in Skokie. Mr. Weisberg appeared in court with Client and Mr. Weisberg was able to get the charges dismissed without a conviction, guilty plea, fine or court costs. Mr. Weisberg is now in the process of expunging the records for Client.

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Mr. Weisberg was able to convince the prosecutor to drop all charges after completion of a very brief deferral program. The client can now expunge the arrest record.

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