petty retail theft attorneys in IllinoisIf you or someone you know is arrested or given a written citation for shoplifting or retail theft, it is important to understand that retail theft and shoplifting are serious criminal offenses.

THESE OFFENSES ARE CONSIDERED CRIMES OF “MORAL TURPITUDE” FOR FEDERAL PURPOSES. IF YOU ARE FOUND GUILTY OF ANY OF THESE OFFENSES, YOU WILL HAVE A PERMANENT CRIMINAL RECORD. WHAT THIS MEANS IS THAT IF YOU APPLY FOR A JOB AFTER BEING CONVICTED OF A THEFT CRIME IT IS VERY UNLIKELY AN EMPLOYER WILL WANT TO HIRE YOU IN THESE DIFFICULT FINANCIAL TIMES. WHEN AN EMPLOYER HAS THE OPTION BETWEEN DOZENS OR HUNDREDS OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WHY WOULD THEY HIRE AN APPLICANT WHO HAD A THEFT CONVICTION?

A conviction for retail theft can follow you for a lifetime unless the proper actions are taken early in your case. The Law Office of Purav Bhatt can advise you properly as to how to approach your case based on your circumstances. What is your immigration status? Are you currently employed? Will your employer find out about your arrest and conviction? Theft and shoplifting convictions carry with them a stigma of dishonesty and lack of trustworthiness. Minimizing the damage in your case is crucial to protecting you and your future.

If you or a loved on is facing a retail theft or shoplifting charge in Illinois, contact The Law Office of Purav Bhatt at 773-791-9682 to discuss your case and options.

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