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Properly Defending against an Identity Theft Charge

With the rise of personal information on the Internet, it is no surprise to Illinois readers to know that Internet-based crimes have also increased. Identity theft comes in many forms, and those charged with this type of crime may find it difficult to present appropriate defenses. People facing an identity theft charge would be wise to seek experienced defense help in order to protect their interests. Examples of identity theft include stealing credit cards, accessing bank accounts, Internet fraud, theft of frequent flier miles or assuming the identity of a minor or elderly individual. Charges related to any of these crimes can bring...

A criminal conviction can have a serious impact on a person's future, including potential job and educational opportunities. There are different types of theft charges, all of which carry penalties that range from minor to serious if convicted. It is important to seek the opinion of a lawyer regarding a practical defense approach if facing any type of theft-related charge. Depending on a person's criminal history, the type of property alleged to have been taken and where the supposed crime took place, theft charges can be misdemeanors or felonies. If the accused is a minor, he or she will likely face a juvenile theft...

One woman in Illinois was recently accused of committing theft. Police said she not only stole goods from a department store but also involved a child in the crime. The retail theft allegedly occurred on a Monday and led to the woman's arrest. Police reported that the woman was at a Walmart store one day. At about 8 p.m., she was reportedly observed placing household items and clothes into a bag. She allegedly put merchandise worth $400 into the tote bag and then put the bag in a cart. At that point, the 21-year-old woman is said to have instructed a minor...

Being convicted of a felony crime can have long-standing consequences on the rest of one's life here in Illinois and the rest of the country. Even if a person has only been accused of such a crime, such as a theft-related charge, his or her life can be turned upside down rather quickly. This is particular true with the alleged theft involving human hair wigs that were made for patients with cancer. A Chicago man has recently been accused of stealing a suitcase from the O'Hare International Airport. The suitcase supposedly contained nearly $70,000 worth of wigs that were being transported...

One suspect remains at large and three others have been charged in a recent incident at an Illinois department store. According to reports, a child was seen exiting the store with four adults after the alleged retail theft took place. An update on the status of the child has not been publicized. Employees reportedly attempted to prevent the theft by approaching the group of adults and the child as they left the store pushing three carts filled with merchandise. According to information provided, the four adults entered into an altercation with the store employees. The adults are said to have sprayed...

If you are facing a burglary charge of any kind, it is important to act quickly to get the help you need to defend yourself against potential consequences. An Illinois burglary charge stems from illegally entering or remaining on a property without permission and committing a theft, and, if you are convicted, you could be facing significant time in jail. Our legal team understands that your future is valuable and we can help you during this difficult time. Burglary-related charges are felonies and are considered Class 1 or Class 2 felonies depending upon the location the felonious act took place. We have...

Individuals may have a lapse judgment that could potentially lead to their making mistakes that they would not otherwise have made. In some cases, these mistake could result in a party facing a theft charge if it is believed that the individual was involved in illegal activity. Such charges could mean that a serious legal situation comes about, and the accused individual may wish to defend against the allegations. A woman in Illinois may want to consider her defense options after being suspected of theft. It was reported that the woman was the president of an elementary school Parent Teacher Association,...

Two Illinois men are facing more than one theft charge each, after a series of alleged car burglaries. The men were arrested after the suspected burglary incidents in the North Alton area. In addition to facing the theft charge, one of the men is facing a gun charge. This same man has experienced trouble with law enforcement in the past. These charges stem from several car thefts across the area. The men are said to have taken valuable property from vehicles. Some of the items that were reported stolen include a computer, guitar supplies, clothing, money and credit cards. There was...

An Illinois mother is facing a theft charge after she was accused of a cancer scam. The mother has five children, and Illinois law enforcement believe that she claimed to have cancer in order to obtain money. The woman pleaded not guilty to the theft charge -- specifically theft by deception. The Illinois woman came under investigation after acquaintances allegedly suspected that she was not honest about having terminal cancer. According to reports, her community held fundraisers with the intent of off-setting her medical expenses. Police did not state how much money they believe the woman supposedly received, but it could...

A 19-year-old man was recently arrested in Evanston after a woman accused him of carjacking her vehicle. The Illinois woman claimed that the man pulled her out of her own car and then drove off with it. The man faces a theft-related charge from these accusations, and he faces another charge from a different incident of a similar nature. At around 12:25 p.m., the woman claims that she was inside of her car and parked in an alley. She supposedly had her keys in the ignition when the man approached the car and threatened her, implying that he was in possession...

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