Theft & Property Offenses

Defense Lawyers - Theft and Other Property Offenses

The defense lawyers at our firm defend people against charges of theft and other property crimes. Theft is generally the taking of or possession of another person's property without consent. Theft can also be trying to acquire someone else’s property through deceit, such as a deliberately writing a bad check. Attorney Don Zuelke is experienced in defending individuals against all types of theft and property crimes. If you are searching for property crimes attorneys or if you have been accused of theft or any other property crime, please call for a free consultation. We will work to protect your rights during the legal proceedings against you.

Types of Theft Charges

Criminal defense attorney Don Zuelke has defended people against all levels of theft charges. Some of the most common include:

  • Theft
  • Retail theft /shoplifting offenses
  • Bad checks
  • Possession of any stolen property
  • Possession of a stolen motor vehicle
  • Burglary
  • Forgery and deceptive practices
  • Auto theft
  • Vandalism
  • Criminal damage to property
  • Larceny
  • Credit card fraud

Theft, forgery, or other property offenses can be charged as misdemeanors and in many circumstances as felonies. If convicted of any criminal offense, you will carry that conviction on your record forever. It is important to contact a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately if you are accused of theft or any other property offense.

Why You Need an Experienced Theft Defense Attorney

Under Illinois law, even seemingly minor theft charges can be charged as felonies if the value of the items exceeds a certain threshold. Charges can also be increased if the accused already has a criminal record. If convicted on even minor theft charges, you may still face serious consequences. The conviction may limit your ability to obtain certain jobs, and if you are not a U.S. citizen, there can be immigration consequences. It is important that you obtain legal advice if you are charged with a theft or other property offense. Contact a defense lawyer in Kane County, Illinois who has experience in theft and other property offenses. Call attorney Donald Zuelke for a free initial consultation.