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Defending Rights: Chicago Shoplifting Attorneys Stand Against Retail Theft Charges

By |2024-04-01T16:18:10+00:00January 25th, 2024|Theft Lawyer|

Contrary to what some believe, if you are arrested for retail theft, especially shoplifting, you cannot get out of it by reimbursing the retailer for the stolen items. The Illinois law treats shoplifting very seriously, where even minor instances can escalate to felony charges based on several factors, not just the value of the stolen [...]

Defending Your Rights: Criminal Defense Attorneys Tackle Retail Theft Cases in Chicago

By |2024-02-03T06:14:56+00:00November 2nd, 2023|Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney, Theft Lawyer|

Retail theft arrest and conviction in Chicago can result in serious consequences, from fines and probation to imprisonment, making the need for a skilled criminal defense attorney paramount. Leading Chicago criminal defense attorney Purav Bhatt has established a reputation for successfully representing individuals facing retail theft charges. We will pursue a powerful defense strategy to [...]

Burglary Vs. Theft: Understanding The Differences And Implications

By |2024-02-03T06:01:42+00:00May 12th, 2023|Theft Lawyer|

Many people are unaware of the legal difference between theft and burglary because the terms are routinely used interchangeably. In reality, these criminal offenses are two different things under Illinois law and have their own unique legal elements. Moreover, theft and burglary have different types of penalties set out by law. If you are charged [...]

What Are The Consequences Of Shoplifting In Illinois?

By |2024-02-03T05:51:05+00:00January 17th, 2023|Theft Lawyer|

What Is Shoplifting? Shoplifting, also referred to as retail theft, is generally defined as the act of stealing items from a retail store without paying for them. It's considered a criminal offense under Illinois law and can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony – depending on the circumstances. In this article, we take [...]

Retail Theft Charges – Not Guilty

By |2023-01-23T18:43:17+00:00December 1st, 2021|Recently Won Criminal Cases in Chicago | Purav Bhatt, Theft Lawyer|

PEOPLE V T.R. T.R., was charged with the retail theft of well over $1500 in merchandise over the course of multiple months. Through negotiations with the Police Department first, and then with prosecutors, Attorney Bhatt was successful in T.R. avoiding convictions of both misdemeanor or felony offenses in violation of 720 ILCS 5/16-1. T.R. was [...]

Charge: Felony Retail Theft +$500 – People of Illinois vs. K.L – Case dismissed

By |2023-02-20T19:16:02+00:00November 29th, 2016|Recently Won Criminal Cases in Chicago | Purav Bhatt, Theft Lawyer|

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 [...]

Defending College Students Charged With Retail Theft

By |2024-05-13T18:18:46+00:00February 1st, 2016|Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney, Theft Lawyer|

Students Charged with Retail Theft Chicago has numerous colleges throughout the city. Because of the numerous college campuses in the city, Chicago is flooded with students from across the world here studying to receive a world-class education. One of the most common criminal charges that college age students approach me with is retail theft. Chicago [...]

Benefits to Hiring a Specialized Chicago Retail Theft Lawyer

By |2024-02-03T05:29:02+00:00April 28th, 2014|Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney, Theft Lawyer|

chicago shoplifting lawyer Cook County and the Chicago area are above national averages in all criminal statistics and especially theft crimes. With the population size and diversity of communities, the variety of crime and frequency of offenses is high. Theft Crimes are Some of the Most Perpetrated Crimes in Cook County. Theft crimes [...]

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