In the state of Illinois, although there are various forms of theft (720 ILCS 5/16-1), ultimately all charges relating to theft involve the taking of another’s property through deception or force without the consent of the owner. Although the penalties for theft can vary depending upon the value of what was allegedly stolen, theft convictions can result in significant prison time, in some instances. The bottom line is that if you have been accused of any kind of theft whatsoever, you will want to retain a knowledgeable and experienced criminal attorney in Chicago who can help to provide you with the legal counsel and representation that you will need in order to mount a defense against these charges.
Because a conviction on a theft charge can have such a deleterious effect on your future, Chicago criminal attorney Andrew M. Weisberg is committed to providing you with the best criminal defense possible. To that end, he and his highly trained staff will work diligently to thoroughly investigate all aspects of your case in an effort to obtain the best outcome possible. In some instances, as your defense attorney, Mr. Weisberg may be able to persuade the Cook County D.A. to drop the charges against you or to significantly reduce them. When that is not possible, however, you can rest assured that your criminal attorney, Andrew M. Weisberg, will always stand ready to aggressively defend and uphold your rights, whether in or out of the courtroom.
As noted, the term “theft” can refer to a number of charges in which property was allegedly obtained through dishonest means. However, the differences in the charges usually pertain to the way in which the property was obtained. For example, the law sees a difference between the theft of a product from a convenience store and theft that occurred by breaking into the residence of a private citizen. In general, charges are dependent upon the type of property stolen, the value of that property, and where the alleged theft took place. Your criminal defense lawyer in Chicago, Andrew M. Weisberg, is prepared to defend your case regardless of the type of theft charges you might be facing. Mr. Weisberg has evidenced considerable success in the handing of theft cases that include:
If you have been charged with any of these theft crimes or any combination of them, Chicago defense lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg can provide you with the legal counsel and representation that you will need as you attempt to build an adequate defense to combat the theft charges against you.
Mr. Weisberg has dedicated his practice to criminal defense so that he can provide the attention to detail necessary to preparing a legal defense for his clients. However, prior to starting his own practice, defense attorney Weisberg was a prosecutor in Chicago. Consequently, he has likely successfully prosecuted and/or defended cases just like yours. His experience as a prosecutor means that he is in the unique position of understanding your case from every angle, inside and out. It is as though he has an inside track on what the prosecution might do in order to obtain a conviction. As your defense attorney, Andrew M. Weisberg can then anticipate the best line of reasoning to develop in order to provide you with the most aggressive theft defense possible. When you retain Andrew M Weisberg as your criminal defense attorney in Chicago, you are getting someone who not only has the desire and conviction, but also the knowledge and experience to provide you with the legal defense that you need.
Obviously, this is a very difficult and stressful time in your life, and your Chicago defense lawyer, Andrew M. Weisberg, is sensitive to everything you are facing. He will compassionately develop a personalized attorney-client relationship with you and keep you informed regarding developments in your case at every step. You will have the peace of mind of knowing that you are being treated with respect and provided the legal representation that you need in all hearings and other legal proceedings.
If you have been arrested in Chicago, no matter how straightforward or complex the charge, Andrew M. Weisberg is a criminal defense 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. If you would like to reach Mr. Weisberg quickly and directly, please call his cell phone 24/7 at (773) 908-9811, or fill out the case review form on our website. The consultation is free.