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Criminal Defense attorney DuPage CountyIn the state of Illinois, retail theft is committed when an individual knowingly takes an item from a retail establishment without proper payment or authorization. While there are many different types of retail theft, shoplifting is arguably the most common. In any scenario involving retail theft, the evidence surrounding the case could be your best defense. If you have been detained by a store employee who has accused you of retail theft, it is imperative to seek the guidance of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Merchant Detention

According to section 720 ILCS 5/16-26, any merchant with a reasonable belief that an individual has committed retail theft may apprehend the suspected person. The detention may take place on or off the property of the retail establishment and must be in a reasonable manner and length of time. It is important to note that detention may only take place off of the retail establishment if there is an immediate pursuit of the suspected individual. A merchant may detain a suspected shoplifter for the following reasons:

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DuPage County Divorce, Family Law and Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you need legal advice and representation involving a divorcefamily law disputecriminal caseDUI or other traffic matter in DuPage County, contact our attorneys at Aldrich & Siedlarz Law, P.C. for a free initial consultation. We are conveniently located at 2200 S. Main Street in Lombard, Illinois, just off of I-355 and Butterfield Road or I-88 and Highland Avenue. We serve all of DuPage County, including: Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Hinsdale, Itasca, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Roselle, Villa Park, Warrenville, Wayne, West Chicago, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Winfield, Wood Dale, and Woodridge. 

In addition to serving DuPage County, we proudly represent clients in Will County, Kendall County, Kane County, and Cook County, including the surrounding suburban districts of Bridgeview, Maywood, Rolling Meadows, and Markham. Our experience in multiple counties gives us a well-rounded perspective on how different judges, communities and prosecutors handle complex divorce, family law and criminal matters

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