A conviction for a theft/retail theft can have devastating consequences on your future ability to further your education and/or your career. Employers often screen candidates with thefts in their backgrounds. In Illinois, thefts can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony based on the amount allegedly taken or based on the criminal background of the accused. There are several options that an experienced criminal defense attorney could help you with to ensure that your record remains free and clear that will not necessitate a trial and that may be resolved in one or two court appearances. When necessary, the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of J. Samuel Worley will fight your case at trial, forcing the State to prove each and every element beyond a reasonable doubt.
Call our Chicago office today for a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney, 312-600-8655.