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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 misdemeanor, that’s only because the value of items that are normally stolen is such that it qualifies as a misdemeanor. However, if items valued at more than $300 are stolen, the charge can become a felony. What’s important to remember is that a conviction of either a misdemeanor or a felony is still a criminal conviction and brings with it undesirable penalties. A Chicago retail theft attorney can help you to clear your name or maintain your freedom if you are charged with shoplifting. In the long run, that can also mean preserving your reputation in the future when you may be applying for jobs, looking for housing, or trying to get a loan.

 

When a retail theft charge in Chicago is looming over your head, contact the Law Offices of Andrew M. Weisberg to get the criminal defense that you will need in order to get the best possible resolution to your case. Retail theft attorney Andrew M. Weisberg will thoroughly investigate the details surrounding your case in an effort to build the most effective defense for you. Contact the Law Offices of Andrew M. Weisberg today.

 

If you’ve been charged with retail theft Chicago, no matter how straightforward or complex the charge, Andrew M. Weisberg is a defense attorney in Chicago 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/, call the office at 312.854.7004 or call his cell phone 24/7 at 773.908.9811 or Text LAWYER to 25827 for a prompt call back. The initial consultation is free.

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