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Organized Theft a Huge Problem in Chicago

According to statistics, Chicago is among the 10 U.S. cities with the highest number of organized theft reports. These reports include gang thefts from retail outlets, as well as thefts that occur in order to help street gangs. As retailers and police increase their efforts to deal with this type of organized stealing, anyone charged with such an offense will want to consult with a Chicago theft lawyer as soon as possible.

 

The Chicago Police Department, as well as area retailers, have committed to giving more focused attention to the struggle with such theft while admitting that it is difficult, at times, to assess. If store personnel and area law enforcement look for retail theft, organized or not, they will likely see it. Sometimes what they see will be the actual theft they are looking for. However, there is a chance that they will sometimes see theft that is not really there, because theft is what they are trying to find. In those instances when authorities see only what they expect to see, it’s important that the accused get legal representation from a lawyer before agreeing to talk to police or any other officials.

 

Regardless of whether or not you have been accused in Chicago of organized retail crime, retail theft, or any other form of stealing, the prosecution will have a whole retinue of law enforcement, store personnel, investigators, and lawyers available to try to prove the case against you. However, you also can have access to the same kind of expertise when you hire Chicago theft lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg to represent you. Consult with experienced theft lawyer Weisberg in Chicago today to determine how to best proceed with your case.

 

If you have been arrested in Chicago, no matter how straightforward or complex the charges, Andrew M. Weisberg is a Chicago theft lawyer 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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