Chicago Theft And Robbery Defense Attorney
An armed robbery or retail theft conviction on your criminal record could seriously hinder your current and future employment opportunities and residential options, not to mention the potential loss of various freedoms, if you are convicted of a felony.
The penalties are severe — from heavy fines to 25+ years imprisonment and a criminal background that could haunt you for life.
Our Cook County retail theft attorneys at Lee & Fairman, LLP diligently work to steer clear of the negative implications that an armed robbery and retail theft conviction could have on you by tirelessly defending your rights throughout your case.
A Chicago Theft and Robbery Defense Attorney You Can Depend On
Founder John Fairman, along with our team of seasoned lawyers, has helped individuals in Homewood, Illinois, and the surrounding Chicago communities by tenaciously attacking prosecutors’ strategies and finding justice in numerous armed robbery and retail theft cases.
If you have been charged with armed robbery because you were accused of taking property from another individual while in possession of a dangerous weapon, like a knife or gun, you need an attorney who is going to ask the right questions:
- Was there an intent to rob?
- Can they prove you are the individual who committed the robbery?
- What involvement did you have in the alleged crime?
- Was there a weapon? Can it be traced to you?
- Were there any witnesses?
Assisting You With Retail Theft Accusations
Our attorneys thoroughly examine the circumstances around your case not only for armed robbery charges, but retail theft and shoplifting accusations, as well.
If you were accused of stealing merchandise or property from a store worth less than $150, you may be facing a misdemeanor charge. The charge turns into a felony crime when the value of the merchandise or property is more than $150.
Our experienced attorneys will negotiate with the prosecuting party in order to work out an agreement in lieu of prosecution, like community service, restitution, etc. If the party is unwilling to negotiate, Lee & Fairman, LLP will not hesitate to vigorously defend your case in trial.
You are not obligated to give a statement to store owners, store security or police if you are approached regarding alleged shoplifting or retail theft. Any information you give could be used against you. Contact a criminal defense lawyer right away.
At Lee & Fairman, LLP, getting your charge reduced or dismissed is our goal, and we use our knowledge of Illinois law to work toward an outcome in your favor.
Contact Your Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
We invite you to contact Lee & Fairman, LLP today regarding your misdemeanor or felony criminal charge. Call us at 708-799-4848 (Homewood) or 708-960-4806 (Oak Lawn, Chicago), or visit our Contact page to schedule a free initial consultation. We offer assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Payment plans available. Se habla español.