Retail Theft, or shoplifting as it is commonly known, can be a misdemeanor charge or a felony charge depending on the amount of property which is alleged to have been stolen. Retail theft is one of the most common crimes committed in Illinois and is often done by people with no criminal record who had a lapse of judgment. Other times, it is a genuine mistake made by people who forgot about the items in the shopping cart.
Retail Theft is a theft crime and is regarded as a crime of moral turpitude. It can affect your job, future employment plans, and schooling or immigration status. Our criminal defense lawyers are experienced and established in the Central Illinois area for defending clients accused of Retail Theft. Our Retail Theft defense lawyers have a proven track record of getting Retail Theft charges dismissed, reduced or obtaining court supervision for our clients.
Sometimes, people shoplift to support their drug addiction. If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, there are alternative sentencing options available for you. The criminal defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office understand the problems facing drug addicts, their families and the community at large. If you shoplifted because of drug addiction or alcohol abuse, you may be eligible for drug court, TASC probation, or other community service based sentencing options.
If you or a loved one is charged with Retail Theft, contact the Retail Theft criminal defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office today at (217) 414-8889 for a free and confidential initial consultation.