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Misdemeanor Theft in Illinois

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theft, misdemeanor crime, Joliet criminal defense attorneyUnder Illinois law, there are numerous ways to be charged with theft crimes. Some people mistakenly believe that just because something is a misdemeanor it is not a big deal. But, even a misdemeanor conviction for theft can affect your ability to get a job, obtain a professional license, and can land you in jail for up to a year.

What Makes Something Theft?

Illinois defines the crime of theft as taking property that belongs to someone else, without his or her permission, with the intention of using, concealing, abandoning, or depriving the true owner possession of the property.

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