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Hinsdale IL Theft Attorneys

DuPage County Theft Attorneys

DuPage County Lawyers for Clients Facing Theft and Retail Theft Charges

Illinois law provides a number of ways that could be charged with theft, and every one of them is very serious. From shoplifting to credit card fraud to stealing a car, the effects of a theft conviction could follow you for the rest of your life. At McMahon Law Offices, we have helped hundreds of clients charged with theft of crimes of all types and we are prepared to put that experience to work for you.

Theft Crimes Defense in Illinois

All of the various theft-related terms and possible charges in the Illinois Criminal Code make it rather challenging to keep them all straight, but the definition of theft is fairly clear. The law provides that a person commits theft when he or she knowingly can be difficult to keep them all straight. The crime of theft itself, however, is relatively straightforward. According to the Illinois Criminal Code, theft is committed when a person knowingly obtains or exerts unauthorized control over another person's property in any manner, including by deception or threat. It is also considered theft to be in possession of property that the person knows or should have known was stolen. Charges for the most basic types of theft are prosecuted as Class A misdemeanors. Based on the type of property, its value, and other factors, the severity of the charge and associated penalties may increase dramatically.

Former Prosecutors for Theft-Related Charges in Oak Brook

The criminal defense lawyers at McMahon Law Offices have been providing aggressive theft crimes defense to clients throughout the region for more than 20 years. As former prosecutors, we possess an impressive knowledge of the law and an intimate familiarity with the criminal court systems in the counties we serve. Our background, combined with our dedication to our clients, has helped us obtain favorable outcomes in thousands of cases over the last two decades. We are equipped to handle theft cases of all types, including:

  • Retail theft such as shoplifting, price-switching, and employee theft;
  • Robbery and burglary;
  • Theft of a motor vehicle;
  • Identity theft;
  • Fraud, including bad checks and credit card fraud;
  • Theft by deception; and
  • Theft of services.

When you choose McMahon Law Offices, we will do everything possible to mitigate the impact on your future and avoid a conviction whenever possible. In some cases, it may be necessary to work with prosecutors to find a resolution that will reduce or eliminate the charges against you. In other cases, an aggressive, responsible defense will be needed so that your rights can be protected in the courtroom as well. At all times, you can rely on our lawyers to listen carefully to your needs and to communicate honestly with you, even if the truth is uncomfortable.

Call Our DuPage County Lawyers Today

If you or a loved one is facing charges of theft, contact our office for assistance. Call 630-953-4400 to schedule a free consultation with a member our team today. We will meet with you to discuss your situation and explain your available legal options. Our firm is located in Hinsdale, Illinois, and we are proud to serve clients in Oak Brook, Lombard, Addison, Bensenville, Elmhurst, Westmont, and all throughout DuPage, Kane, Will, and Cook Counties.

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