What Do You Need to Know If Facing a Theft-Related Charge?

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 charge, which can still carry serious consequences. If convicted of any type of theft, an Illinois defendant may face penalties that range from fines to prison time.

Anyone in Illinois who is under investigation for theft or involvement in a robbery, car theft, identity theft or other crimes may benefit from the assistance of a lawyer. This is a wise course of action, even if no charges have yet been filed. Depending on the nature of any charges, it may be possible to challenge the evidence presented by the prosecution.

A theft-related charge should be confronted with a defense that is appropriate for the type of charges and the needs of the individual. A person’s future, including his or her reputation, is at stake, even if the alleged theft crime results in a misdemeanor charge. Fortunately, an experienced criminal defense attorney can fight to protect the rights and interests of any person who has been arrested, officially charged or is under investigation by law enforcement authorities.

Source: wolfeandstec.com, “DuPage and Cook County Theft Charges Defense Attorney“, Accessed on Oct. 20, 2015

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