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Theft Crimes

Facing charges of stealing property? Our firm can help!

Under Illinois law, you can be charged with theft anytime that your actions involve the unauthorized taking of property and services of another person with the intent to deprive them of that property. Most theft crimes are classified according to the dollar value of the property and the circumstances that led to it being stolen. This classification makes the difference between being charged with a misdemeanor or a felony crime.

No matter what your theft is charged as, you are facing time in jail, fines, and the possibility for civil charges to be brought against you. When you have been accused of theft, you need the immediate help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Reach out to the team of lawyers at Martin & Kent, L.L.C. for a free consultation of your case. We serve DuPage, Kane and Cook counties.

What is considered theft?

Theft is charged when you have been accused of taking another person's property with the intent to deprive them of that property, by concealing, using or abandoning another person's property with full knowledge of the implications of your actions.

In order to be charged with theft, it must be proven that you:

  • Took unauthorized control over the property
  • Used threat or deception to control the property
  • Obtained property that you knew was stolen

Working with a seasoned DuPage County theft crime lawyer can help show that you had permission to take the property, you intended to return the property after temporary use, or that there was some other relevant defense to be applied.

Contact Martin & Kent, L.L.C. for a Consultation

The sooner that you have legal representation protecting your rights and building a solid defense, the better chance you have of successfully fighting against your accusations. Don't delay in preventing the prosecution from condemning you to a lifetime of penalties.

When your rights, reputation, and criminal record are on the line, you need to be confident in your legal counsel. With over 10,000 criminal cases under our belt, Martin & Kent, L.L.C. is the aggressive legal team you need.