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Tables Turned When Veteran Chicago Cop Is Charged with Theft

The scenario is fairly standard: The police apprehend a suspect, the suspect is charged with theft, and the suspect then hires an attorney before appearing in a Chicago court. However, in a recent case, the script seemed to have been rewritten and a veteran of the Chicago police force was put on leave after being arrested for misdemeanor theft. The charge arose after the woman was accused of stealing just over $200 in vitamins from a local grocery store.

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Touch Screen Tablets and Gym Shoes Allegedly Shoplifted

A 28-year-old was recently charged with retail theft after two touch screen tablets and gym shoes were found in his car. According to police, all of the merchandise was returned to the stores from which they were allegedly stolen. If you have been arrested for retail theft in Chicago, a criminal defense attorney should be contacted immediately so that you can have the optimal opportunity to obtain a favorable outcome in your case.

 

Although shoplifting is normally a [...]

Cop Allegedly Nabs Burglary Suspect – In Cop’s Home

According to police reports, a Chicago area law enforcement officer allegedly caught a burglary suspect in the act—in the officer’s own condo. The accused is scheduled to appear in court soon for a preliminary hearing, but it was not known if he had yet retained a lawyer to aid in his defense.

 

Although most Chicago burglary cases are not so cut-and-dried in terms of locating the alleged perpetrator, all of them will result in prison time upon conviction. If [...]

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 [...]

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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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