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Arlington Heights Misdemeanor Shoplifting Defense Lawyer

Arlington Heights Criminal Defense Attorney for Retail Theft and Employee Pilferage

Store owners and managers take shoplifting seriously. It is not uncommon for stores to employ secret security personnel to watch for retail theft by customers and employees. They are often quick to accuse and are strict about following a policy of prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law.

If you, or a minor-aged member of your family has been charged with shoplifting, employee pilferage or other form of retail theft in Cook County, DuPage County or Lake County, Illinois, it is important that you fight aggressively to prevent a conviction on your record. The Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley in Arlington Heights is ready to help.

Keep Your Child's Record Clean

Teenagers are under a lot of pressure to keep up with the latest trends and appearances with their peers. When money is not available, the temptation to steal the item from a retail store can be overwhelming. Every year, thousands of good young people with promising futures have their records marked because of a moment of poor judgment. If your minor-aged son or daughter is facing charges of retail theft in adult or juvenile court in your county, our firm is ready to stand up and fight to protect his or her future.

Illinois Shoplifting Laws Can Mean Time in Jail and a Heavy Fine

Shoplifting is not a minor theft crime. Depending upon the value of the items in questions, retail theft can be charged as a class A misdemeanor, with punishment up to a year in jail and fines up to $2,500. We work with prosecutors to find solutions that will not mean jail time, including restitution, probation and community service, if possible.

Contact a Palatine Shoplifting Defense Attorney

The right attorney — with the right experience — can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. From our office in Arlington Heights, the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley represents clients in Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows and Palatine, and communities throughout the greater metropolitan Chicago area. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Arlington Heights misdemeanor shoplifting defense attorney today by calling 847-253-3100.

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