Felony theft involves any instance or attempt to deprive a person of their property. This includes knowingly writing bad checks, embezzlement, fraud, or stealing from another person, property, or business.
If you have been accused of felony theft, it is of vital importance that you speak with a knowledgeable Chicago criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Do not speak with law enforcement officials unless you have a lawyer present.
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In general, the higher the value of the property stolen, the more serious the felony charge. Any property that is over the sum of $10,000 is subject to felony punishments if you are convicted.
In addition, Illinois classified felony theft into three categories. These include:
Depending on the nature of the crime and the amount that was stolen, penalties for a theft conviction can range from years in prison, large fines or restitution, mandatory rehabilitation and counseling, and a permanent mark on your criminal record.
At Pissetzky & Berliner, LLC, we know the law and know that you have rights. We fight to give you a voice in court and always seek a reduced sentence or dismissal, when possible. Our Chicago criminal defense lawyers have years of experience inside the courtroom and are here to provide you with aggressive legal representation when you need it most.
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