A criminal conviction for retail theft can cause serious problems in the future that you may not even be aware of in the present moment. If you are accused of shoplifting merchandise valued at $300 or less, you will most likely be charged with a misdemeanor and if convicted, the penalties could include 12 months in jail, with fines up to $2500. If a salesperson accuses you of stealing more than $300, you could be facing Class 4 felony charges, with 1-3 years in jail and $25,000 in fines. Don’t let this happen to you. Contact an experienced retail theft defense attorney today.
The Law Offices of Vincent F. Cornelius, located in Wheaton and Joliet, represents clients who have been charged with retail theft and other criminal offenses, throughout northern Illinois, including the city of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs of Naperville and Aurora.
We understand the potential damages a retail theft charge can do to your professional career and personal life. That is why we work hard to protect your rights, from the onset of the accusation, through police investigation, and on to criminal defense litigation.
As a former prosecutor, criminal defense attorney Vincent F. Cornelius understands what it takes to win a case. He has achieved successful results for clients facing retail theft charges in Cook County, DuPage County, Kendall County and Will County, Illinois.
With more than 20 years of criminal law experience, you can feel confident in knowing that Vincent F. Cornelius will offer you smart, informative, and personalized defense representation.
Contact the Law Offices of Vincent F. Cornelius, if you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense involving retail theft or shoplifting. We can help you fight the charges.
Call us in our Wheaton office location at 630-665-6644 or in our Joliet office at 815-723-7300.