In 2021, Will County was home to 1,545 reports of theft. Even though you may think sneaking a necklace out of a jewelry shop is no big deal, think again
Illinois law imposes serious punishments for offenders, and the court system is not afraid to convict someone when sufficient evidence is presented.
If you are convicted of theft, you will likely be paying steep fines, serving time, and have a criminal record for the rest of your life. If you are facing theft allegations in Illinois, you need a Joliet theft and burglary defense lawyer who can defend your good name
Theft Laws in Illinois
Illinois statute 720 ILCS 5/16-1 states that a person commits theft when the individual knowingly:
- Obtains or employs unauthorized control over the property of another person