Retail Theft

The Yetter Law Group
Retail Theft Criminal Defense Attorneys with Offices in Rolling Meadows, Wheaton, and Saint Charles

Retail theft or shoplifting is a specific area of Illinois law that relies heavily on the use of video evidence and eyewitness testimony. While in many cases, retail theft involves the concealing of an item in one's clothing or purse, there are also a number of other illegal actions that fall under the umbrella of "retail theft" in Illinois. Price tag changing, false returns, using a jamming device to avoid detection of the electronic monitors, and under-ringing at the register are all covered under Illinois's shoplifting laws. The criminal defense lawyers of The Yetter Law Group represent clients in the Greater Chicago area who have been accused of shoplifting and retail theft related crimes.

Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Take Your Retail Theft Charges Seriously; So Should You

Even if you've been charged with misdemeanor retail theft in the State of Illinois, the legal consequences can be significant—and can result in a criminal record. If the total amount that you are accused of stealing exceeds $300, or you've been previously charged with retail theft in the State of Illinois, you could be facing a felony charge, which can affect college admissions, employment opportunities, security clearances, et cetera.

The retail theft lawyers at The Yetter Law Group — located in Wheaton, Rolling Meadows and St. Charles, Illinois—can help you take advantage of programs that will allow you to clear your criminal record immediately. Normally there’s a five-year waiting period for those who sentenced to supervision for retail theft. Understanding how to handle an Illinois shoplifting misdemeanor in a way that prevents further legal and personal complications is important for anyone who will be applying for jobs in the near future.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Criminal Defense Attorney

Whether you've been charged with misdemeanor shoplifting or felony retail theft, selecting a criminal defense lawyer who has experience in this area of criminal law is crucial to your continued liberty. The criminal defense lawyers of the Chicago-area law firm of The Yetter Law Group have been successfully defending those accused of retail theft, shoplifting, and similar charges for years. Don't trust your criminal defense to an overworked public defender who will pressure you to accept an unfavorable plea bargain. At The Yetter Law Group, our attorneys will make an assessment on the prosecution's case. Then they will explain to you the pros and cons of negotiating with the state. In the end, you will be the one who decides whether or not to accept the plea bargain.

Contact The Yetter Law Group

To get the help you need in dealing with theft or retail theft arrests and investigations, contact the experienced, expert criminal defense lawyers at The Yetter Law Group for a free consultation. Let us help you begin the process of keeping your record clean.

The Yetter Law Group maintains offices in Wheaton, Saint Charles, and Rolling Meadows. Our criminal defense firm represents clients in Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Greater Chicago, and throughout the State of Illinois. Contact us at (847) 490-9140.