Theft Attorney

Are you facing Theft charges in Illinois?

Evan Winer Criminal Defense AttorneyIf you have recently been arrested or are facing criminal charges for Theft (720 ILCS 5/16-1), in Waukegan or Lake County, Illinois, then it is critical that you speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Besides your lawyer, do not speak to anyone else concerning the matter, specifically the authorities, until you have sought advice from with a knowledgeable criminal lawyer like those at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer. Your silence is almost always your best option when you are going up against criminal charges. You are under no obligation to speak to the police. Rather, you should politely, but firmly, refuse to do so without your lawyer present.

At the Law Offices of Winer & Winer, we have decades of experience, familiarity with the local courts and law enforcement, and the knowledge to help you.
Contact us right now to learn how our criminal defense attorneys can shield your rights and work toward the best achievable outcome in your case.

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Theft (720 ILCS 5/16-1)

A person commits theft when he or she knowingly:
(1) Obtains or exerts unauthorized control over property of the owner; or
(2) Obtains by deception control over property of the owner; or
(3) Obtains by threat control over property of the owner; or
(4) Obtains control over stolen property knowing the property to have been stolen or under such circumstances as would reasonably induce him or her to believe that the property was stolen; or
(5) Obtains or exerts control over property in the custody of any law enforcement agency which any law enforcement officer or any individual acting in behalf of a law enforcement agency explicitly represents to the person as being stolen or represents to the person such circumstances as would reasonably induce the person to believe that the property was stolen, and
(A) Intends to deprive the owner permanently of the use or benefit of the property; or
(B) Knowingly uses, conceals or abandons the property in such manner as to deprive the owner permanently of such use or benefit; or
(C) Uses, conceals, or abandons the property knowing such use, concealment or abandonment probably will deprive the owner permanently of such use or benefit.

To achieve the best possible outcome in your case, you must act quickly and find a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney to help you fight your charges of Theft.

David Winer - Criminal Defense AttorneyTheft Defense Attorneys in Waukegan, Illinois

Choosing the top criminal defense lawyer to handle your Theft, or related crimes, case can be a complicated choice. But with over 50 years of combined legal experience and extensive trial work, you can be confident that by a selecting the Law Offices of Winer & Winer you have made the right choice. We are highly respected within the legal community and have a reputation for intense advocacy for our clients. The criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer are among the best legal strategists and trial attorneys in Lake County, Illinois.

Working Tirelessly to Protect the Rights of the Accused

Let the criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Winer and Winer put their knowledge and experience to work for you, just as we have for thousands of satisfied clients.

Known for our experience. But remembered for our results.

Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews*

Got best possible outcome – 5.0 stars

“Was able to get me the best possible outcome I could ask for. Proffessional and always willing to answer questions as well accurately predict the effect and outcomes of my case. Very helpful, effective, and I would easily hire him again”. ~ By a client, as written on the AVVO website.

Jeremy – 5.0 stars

“Dave Winer was an excellent attorney. I was well informed on what to do throughout the entirety of my case. Any and all questions/concerns I had were thoroughly answered. We also achieved a “best case scenario” for my case. Thank you!” ~ By a client, as written on the AVVO website.

* These clients were not necessarily charged with Theft. Nothing should be implied about the clients or charges by inclusion of these reviews here. The reviews only illustrate the attorney-client experience when working with the Law Offices of Winer & Winer.

Experienced Trial Attorneys

Experience matters. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Winer and Winer have decades of trial expertise. We know the local prosecutors, law enforcement and judges. We are deeply knowledgeable with all elements of the local court system. Put our skill and knowledge to work for you. We are committed to assisting you navigate the process to reach your best possible outcome. Set up your initial consultation now so we can start the process of assessing how good your chances are for a favorable end result in court, or at the negotiating table.

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Other Crimes Related to Theft

The Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Law Office of Winer and Winer are you best choice to help you with Theft and other related crimes, for example:

  • Theft, 720 ILCS 5/16-1
  • Theft of lost or mislaid property, 720 ILCS 5/16-2
  • Theft of labor or services or use of property, 720 ILCS 5/16-3
  • Theft from coin-operated machine, 720 ILCS 5/16-5
  • Theft-related devices, 720 ILCS 5/16-6
  • Unlawful use of recorded sounds or images, 720 ILCS 5/16-7
  • Theft of utility services, 720 ILCS 5/16-14
  • Theft of advertising services, 720 ILCS 5/16-17
  • Tampering with communication services; theft of communication services, 720 ILCS 5/16-18
  • Retail theft, 720 ILCS 5/16-25
  • Delivery container theft, 720 ILCS 5/16-28

For more information about the above crimes see the Illinois Code for General Theft.

Click on the following links to learn more about a small sample of charges we defend for our clients at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer. Call our Criminal Defense Attorneys even f you are charged with a crime not listed below. We defend all felonies and misdemeanors.