Kane County Retail Theft Defense Attorney
Shoplifting Defense Lawyer in Elgin and Aurora, Illinois
Many people think of shoplifting as a minor crime that comes with little more than a slap on the wrist. If you are caught stealing from a retail store, however, you could be facing some extremely serious consequences. In cases where the total value of the merchandise taken has a value of more than $300, you could be charged with a felony offense.
Any retail theft conviction can follow you for the rest of your life and have a severe impact on your future. It is important that you take these matters seriously and have an experienced Elgin retail theft defense lawyer beside you from the start. I am Elgin, IL retail theft attorney Brian J. Mirandola; I provide sound representation to people charged with any type of retail theft offense.
Skilled Illinois Theft Defense
Most people who are charged with retail theft are initially stopped by the store's loss prevention or security personnel. In some cases, an overzealous security officer will stop a person when no theft has actually occurred. When you hire my firm, I review all of the evidence, including loss prevention reports, police reports and surveillance videos.
If the evidence does not add up to the accusations you are facing, I will work to have the charges dropped or dismissed. If the case appears to have merit, I will negotiate with the prosecutors to minimize the impact of the charges. As a dedicated Elgin, IL retail theft attorney, I pursue every possible option in an effort to avoid a conviction, including supervision or other alternatives.
Discuss Your Case with a Kane County Lawyer
Contact my office today to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney about your shoplifting case. I represent clients in Elgin, Aurora, and communities throughout Kane County and the surrounding areas of the Chicago, Illinois region.