Many people who have been accused of retail theft are [...]
On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Theft Crimes on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
Before starting the defense process, it is vital for people to understand the exact nature of the charges that they're facing. Without this understanding, it will be more difficult for individuals to communicate with their attorneys about how best to defend against outstanding charges.
On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Theft Crimes on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.
Not everyone who is charged with a crime is legally guilty of having committed that crime. Even individuals who may not have acted responsibly in some way may be able to mount a successful defense to criminal charges.
On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Theft Crimes on Thursday, January 15, 2015.
Some criminal charges may seem so minor that you may be hesitant to bother hiring a lawyer. Shoplifting charges could fall under this category. The penalties for shoplifting-or "retail theft," as it's known in Illinois-can be quite minimal, but some cases could be more devastating than you would think.