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Shoplifiting

Oct. 25 2019

When They Say You Shoplifted in Illinois Multiple Times…

Posted By: Sami Azhari
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When faced with objects of value, individuals may have a lapse of judgment and be tempted to steal. As a result, shoplifting is a common offense that occurs in the state of Illinois. The law takes this into account and first-time offenders are subject to lighter sentences. However, if you [...]
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Jun. 20 2019

Illinois Shoplifting Penalties Might Be Eased – How Bad Are They Now?

Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Shoplifting is a common criminal offense, and many states consider it a relatively minor transgression. However, in Illinois, the infraction is met with stiff criminal penalties. In fact, this state’s shoplifting laws are some of the toughest in the nation. Fortunately, that may change [...]
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Aug. 16 2018

What You Should Know about Shoplifting Charges in Illinois

What You Should Know about Shoplifting Charges in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Shoplifting seems like a relatively minor crime without serious criminal consequence, but this is often not the case. Because shoplifting is a leading cause of financial loss for most retailers, more and more merchants have begun to prosecute even relatively minor shoplifting offenses, and the [...]
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Oct. 20 2017

Know Your Rights in Illinois When Accused of Shoplifting

Know Your Rights in Illinois When Accused of Shoplifting
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Shoplifting is often seen as a small crime, but a shoplifting accusation can have big consequences. For that reason, it’s important to understand the shoplifting laws here in Illinois and to know your rights if you’re facing a shoplifting allegation. What Is Shoplifting in [...]
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Dec. 1 2016

Do You Literally HAVE to Steal? Kleptomania and Other Theft Defenses

Literally Have to Steal - Kleptomania and Other Theft Defenses
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Let’s face it: everyone has had the temptation to steal from time to time. Maybe you were eyeing a sought-after item that you couldn’t afford. Or your friends were pressuring you to steal and “be cool.” Or you were seeking a thrill. Maybe you really, truly needed the item. Whatever [...]
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