Contest Theft Charges With A Skilled Defense
Different types of theft crimes carry widely varying penalties upon conviction, based on factors such as the value of the property taken, whether force or the threat of force was used, and the prior record of the person who is charged. In Illinois, even a retail theft charge can result in a conviction for a Class 2 or Class 1 felony, and jail time is a real possibility.
Spector | Baker Attorneys and Counselors at Law is an experienced criminal defense firm that vigorously defends the rights and freedom of people accused of any type of theft crimes. Attorney Michael E. Baker understands the defenses that are possible in such cases, and he seeks the best possible outcome for every client.
Spector | Baker Attorneys and Counselors at Law defends people accused of:
- Burglary of a business
- Residential burglary
- Car burglary
- Check fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Possession of stolen property
- Shoplifting and retail theft
- Unauthorized use of a vehicle
- Other types of property crimes
A Thorough Approach To Every Case
When representing you, Spector | Baker Attorneys and Counselors at Law will carefully examine all aspects of your case, including the circumstances leading to your arrest. The firm will also consider all possible defenses based on issues of fact and law that could produce a positive outcome. Did you have permission to be on the property where the alleged theft occurred? Did you enter the property with the intent to steal? What is the actual value of the items in question? These are aspects of your alleged crime that can be evaluated to ensure a positive outcome. Spector | Baker Attorneys and Counselors at Law will aggressively represent you at all stages of the legal process.
Alternatives To Conviction
Some people charged with theft crimes can avoid conviction, jail and a criminal record. Whenever the facts surrounding the case do not permit a defense at trial, Mr. Baker may seek court supervision as the preferred outcome. In a retail theft case, for example, it may be possible to avoid the worst consequences of an arrest. After you have successfully completed your period of supervision, Mr. Baker may even be able to obtain an expungement or record sealing that can prevent people outside of the criminal justice system from learning about your arrest. An alternative disposition such as supervision may or may not be possible for people charged with more serious theft crimes such as residential burglary. The skilled team at Spector | Baker Attorneys and Counselors at Law can discuss your legal options.
Free Consultation With Mr. Baker
To discuss your case with a Cook County criminal defense lawyer, contact Spector | Baker Attorneys and Counselors at Law through the contact form or at 312-782-4640.