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Theft

Jul. 31 2019

The Real Differences between Robbery and Armed Robbery Charges in IL

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Regardless of the degree of offense, robbery is always classified as a felony and almost always carries some amount of jail time. Should your charges escalate to armed or aggravated robbery, you can bet on more than doubling your prison sentence. What’s more, although robbery of any kind [...]
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Jun. 5 2019

Did You Know that Illinois Has Two Felony Theft Thresholds?

Did You Know that Illinois Has Two Felony Theft Thresholds?
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Theft is a common criminal offense, but one that can have major legal ramifications. That said, some theft crimes are more serious than others. Minor details (like which exit you use if you shoplift) can have a huge effect on the legal consequences you could face. Like many states, Illinois [...]
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Feb. 22 2019

Illinois Armed Robbery Charges: How to Fight Back

Illinois Armed Robbery Charges: How to Fight Back
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If convicted of armed robbery in Illinois, you could face years of jail time, thousands in fines, and a criminal record of violent crime that will affect nearly every aspect of your life long after your sentence is served. Not good. However, proving a defendant guilty of armed robbery is [...]
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Nov. 29 2018

Drive for an Armed Robbery in IL, Face Armed Robbery Charges

Drive for an Armed Robbery in IL, Face Armed Robbery Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

In Illinois, you can face armed robbery charges even if you are only the driver and someone else is doing the actual robbing. In this post, we’re going to detail a recent story dealing with this exact situation, let you know how it played out, and tell you more about how robbery charges work [...]
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Nov. 1 2018

Illinois Workplace Theft: Can You Be Charged?

Illinois Workplace Theft: Can You Be Charged?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Accusations of employee theft can be embarrassing and scary. The penalties for property crimes in Illinois are already quite strict, and the state regards employee and workplace theft as some of the most serious cases of theft. However, you should not feel like you are backed into a corner [...]
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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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Jul. 27 2018

What Separates Robbery from Burglary and Theft in Illinois?

What Separates Robbery from Burglary and Theft in Illinois?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Most people think of robbery, burglary, and theft as one crime. However, the laws of Illinois make distinctions between all three offenses. In this post, we’ll detail the differences for you and let you know how an experienced Illinois criminal attorney can help you with your charges. Theft [...]
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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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Mar. 21 2017

When Is Theft a Federal Crime?

When Is Theft a Federal Crime
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Stealing doesn’t seem like it should be a federal crime. After all, why should the feds get involved if someone rips off a Walmart or takes another person’s car? It is true that, for the most part, the feds don’t get involved with those types of theft cases – though they can if they [...]
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Dec. 21 2016

Simple Package Theft Leads to Felony Charge in Illinois

Simple Package Theft Leads to Felony Charge in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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This is the biggest time of the year for shipping and delivering packages as online shopping becoming the new way to get all of your holiday shopping done in one sitting. With so many unattended packages sitting out on doorsteps – often for hours at a time – the temptation to steal them [...]
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