Illinois Property Crimes

In Illinois, crimes are grouped into general categories of “crimes against persons”, which is self-explanatory, and “crimes against property” which are a series of criminal offenses where there is not element of injury or threat of injury or harm to a person.

Even though, with property crimes, there is no element of harm to any person, the penalties for some property crimes can be severe, depending on the circumstances.

Property crimes can be misdemeanors -- where the maximum punishment is 364 days in county jail or felonies -- where, if a person is sentenced to prison, the minimum prison sentence is 1 year in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

We have represented clients regarding charges for virtually all property crimes, from the least severe misdemeanor to the most severe felony. We have a reputation of being meticulous in our scrutiny of the evidence and doing everything within our power to get the best result for our clients. We have successfully had charges against clients dismissed for various reasons, including improper or illegal search and seizure, improper warrant, or illegal or improper stop and detention.

Additionally, we have been successful in obtaining verdicts of “not guilty” for our clients after a trial.

When you need a criminal defense attorney, you should hire a lawyer who is experienced, aggressive, and will do the work it takes to get the best result for you. We leave no stone unturned in our effort to do the best job we can for a client, and get the best result possible. We are experienced, aggressive, knowledgeable, and detail-oriented criminal defense attorneys We represent clients in Orland Park, Tinley Park, Joliet, Lockport, Homer Glen, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Plainfield, Romeoville, and all other cities in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.

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