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Caught in the Act? Shoplifting Charges Require Vigorous Defense

Shoplifting. Sometimes it’s an innocent oversight that spiraled out of control, and sometimes, well, you did it. What next? Even though shoplifting is usually a misdemeanor, you can still face jail time, still have to pay a hefty fine, and still have a theft charge on your record to contend with for the rest of your life. So even though shoplifting is often considered a petty crime, it’s something you’ll want to take care of swiftly and thoroughly.

 

Andrew Weisberg is a Chicago shoplifting attorney who’s particularly skilled in defending retail theft cases. If innocence can’t be proven, then there are other tactics to consider, and criminal attorney Andrew Weisberg has demonstrated that he has more than a few options to exercise on your behalf. In cases of shoplifting, criminal attorney Weisberg has a knack for unearthing lesser known options in order to secure a complete dismissal of charges. His extraordinary success rate is easily demonstrated by the number of clients who have had their cases dismissed and their records cleared as the result of his representation. Because criminal attorney Weisberg is so adept at navigating this particular charge, some of the individuals that are now free and clear actually won in court despite surveillance tape that recorded their offense.

 

Chicago shoplifting attorney Andrew Weisberg offers a distinct advantage in all criminal cases he takes on: He is a former felony prosecutor. Although his strengths are numerous and his experience ample, his former position and insight gained provides great leverage when going into a court battle where your freedom and your reputation are at stake.

 

No matter how straightforward or complex your shoplifting or retail theft charge, Andrew M. Weisberg is a Chicago shoplifting attorney known for tough, aggressive defense. A former felony prosecutor, Attorney Weisberg has extensive experience in handling all types of criminal cases, from sex offenses and violent crimes to theft-related crimes and traffic violations. To contact Mr. Weisberg, visit https://www.chicagocriminallawyer.com/ or call his cell phone 24/7 at (773) 908-9811 or Text LAWYER to 25827 for prompt call back. The consultation is free.

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Is It Theft, Robbery, or Burglary? How Illinois Defines Each Crime

Burglary | Robbery | Theft

Many people use the terms “theft,” “robbery,” and “burglary” interchangeably in daily conversations. Which makes sense. After all, each term – in general – addresses the same topic.

Legally speaking, however, the terms describe three different and specific types of criminal offenses. If you’re facing criminal charges related to stealing something, you need to know the legal definition of each term.

Theft in Illinois

Illinois Statutes Chapter 720 §16-1 defines theft as obtaining the property of someone else through deception [...]

Did You Know You’re Paying Not to Seal Your Illinois Criminal Record?

Record Sealing

You’ve served your time and paid off fines for your crimes. Everything should go back to normal, right?

Not so much.

Even if you are only arrested, or if you are charged but acquitted on those charges, it creates a criminal record. A record that will follow you if you don’t take action.

Having a conviction on your record is especially hard because state and federal laws automatically ban you from holding certain positions, getting certain jobs, and even exercising [...]

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