People of Illinois vs. K.L
Charge: Felony Retail Theft +$500
Outcome: Case dismissed
Defendant, along with co-defendant were arrested at O’Hare international airport and accused of taking several hundred dollars worth of cologne from duty-free stores.
Attorney Purav Bhatt established that his clients were never in possession of the stolen items and the items were recovered abandoned and unattended at a gate in the airport. The court fou d the state did not have probable cause to charge both defendants.
Both defendants had criminal histories for burglary and theft and were facing possible prison sentences in Illinois.