Fenbert & Associates, LLC is a Retail Theft and Shoplifting Defense focused law firm. We represent men, women, and juveniles charged with Shoplifting or Retail Theft in violation of 720 ILCS 5/16-25. Retail Theft is a serious offense. Depending on the circumstances of your case it could be Misdemeanor or Felony. In either case, it could mean jail time. Check out: Retail Theft
Most people charged with shoplifting or retail theft are not habitual offenders nor are they greedy. Most shoplifters do it as a way to unknowingly cope with underlying emotional problems such as depression, boredom or low self-esteem. Some studies show that 98% of first time offenders do not repeat offend after entering a first time offender or diversion program.
If you or a person close to you has been charged with Retail Theft or Shoplifting call us for a free consultation. We can discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case. This may include whether or not there is video evidence or reliable eye-witness testimony that could be used against you. We will also discuss what to expect from the Judge, the prosecutor, and/or if a first offender or diversion program is available. Finally, we discuss the short term and long-term consequences of a criminal charge and/or potential conviction.
We understand that a criminal charge of Retail Theft or Shoplifting is embarrassing. We want to help you and fight for you. We are an effective criminal defense law firm and we are dedicated to results.
We defend first offenders and repeat offenders in Chicago, Addison, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Burr Ridge, Calumet City, Carol Stream, Downers Grove, Elgin, Elk Grove, Elmhurst, Evanston, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Joliet, Lombard, Maywood, Oak Brook, Oak Park, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Skokie, Woodridge, and more.