Theft & Property Crimes

Theft & Property Crimes

You have probably heard the expression that possession is nine-tenths of the law. In reality, the law is a little more complicated. To be guilty of theft, the accused must possess an item, and another person must prove a superior right to possession. Many theft cases boil down to property disputes between two people.

I am Barry M. Lewis, a criminal defense lawyer. A conviction of a theft crime is something that no one would want to have on their permanent criminal record. To protect your future and your reputation, contact me for a free initial telephone consultation if you have been charged with a property or theft crime.

Defending Your Reputation And Your Future

I defend people charged with all types of theft crimes. I can represent you if you are charged with any form of theft, including:

  • Shoplifting
  • Petty and grand theft
  • Burglary
  • Identity theft

Since many property crimes are the result of disputes between two parties, evidence that the two parties knew each other can be a good start to a defense. My goal is to do whatever I can to prevent you from having a theft conviction on your record.

Even if you have been identified under a video, defenses are still possible, both technical and actual. Even if you avoid jail time, any resolution that results in a permanent criminal record is not a good deal.

Contact An Illinois Theft And Property Crime Defense Attorney

If you are charged with theft or any other property offense, call me 24/7 at (312) 372-2221 or fill out our simple contact form to schedule a telephone consultation. I offer flat-fee theft crime defense.


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