Looking Beyond The Theft Charge Itself

There is a common misconception that charges for theft crimes are "minor charges" and therefore not worth challenging. The fact is, however, that although theft crimes call for lower criminal penalties than other crimes, the overall consequences associated with these charges can be much greater than one might expect.

If you are convicted of theft in Peoria or anywhere else in the state, the conviction will appear on your permanent record. This can have long-term consequences that may not be immediately apparent. Most employers, for example, look into their applicant's criminal history when considering a job offer; those who have a conviction for theft on their record may find it more difficult to find employment.

Having a prior conviction on one's record can also hinder education opportunities, as many colleges consider previous criminal records when making their admissions decisions. It is advisable, then, to seek legal assistance for every theft charge: even if the criminal penalties are relatively light, the conviction's secondary effects can be enormous.

Decades Of Experience With Theft Offenses

Peoria theft crime lawyers Charles Schierer and Tiffany Ritchie have more than 20 years of collective experience helping Illinois residents resolve their theft charges.

We take a personal approach to all of our clients; if you have been accused of a theft crime, one of our attorneys will meet with you one-on-one to develop a full understanding of your current situation. He or she can also answer any questions you may have about the consequences and challenges that you are facing.

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To schedule a free consultation with our law firm, fill out our online form, or call 309-270-1742 or 800-610-9425. We can offer evening and weekend appointments to all prospective clients.