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Retail Theft, Rolling Meadows Courthouse

The attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C., represent clients on allegations of Retail Theft at the Third Municipal District Courthouse located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. This courthouse is located at 2121 Euclid Avenue directly across from the Arlington Park horse racing track.

Rolling Meadows Courthouse Retail Theft Cases

The majority of Retail Theft matters are prosecuted as misdemeanor offenses. There are multiple misdemeanor courtrooms within this courthouse (primarily on the first and second floors of the building), where these cases are heard on a daily basis. Misdemeanor Retail Theft is charged as a Class A Misdemeanor. If convicted, a person can serve up to 12 months in jail and be required to pay a $2,500.00 fine. Felony Retail Theft cases are also heard at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse in the two felony courtrooms on the first floor (Rooms 109 and 110).

Numerous Villages make up the Third Municipal District which includes Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, the southern portion of Buffalo Grove, parts of Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Rosemont, Bartlett, Hanover Park, Harwood Heights, Roselle, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Rolling Meadows, Schiller Park, South Barrington, Wheeling, Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect, Streamwood, Inverness, Hoffman Estates, Norridge, and Palatine.

Retail Theft Allegations

There are a great number of retail establishments throughout the Third Municipal District and whenever a theft occurs, the local police departments are typically notified. Loss Prevention Departments are generally part of larger chain stores. Agents in these departments, along with store employees, become important witnesses in the prosecution of Retail Theft cases since arresting officers rarely witness the act itself. A large number of Retail Theft arrests heard at Rolling Meadows occur at the Woodfield Shopping Mall located in Schaumburg.

Retail Theft Defense

In many cases, there is video surveillance of the alleged crime. As your defense attorneys, we always issue a subpoena for this evidence to help us determine whether or not the allegation of Retail Theft can be challenged, or if it is a case better suited for a negotiated plea. In other instances, the testimony of the Loss Prevention Agent and/or store employee is the primary evidence used to prosecute these charges. A thorough evaluation of all relevant evidence will be required to determine the most appropriate defense strategy in your case.

Our defense lawyers may achieve a deferred prosecution agreement with the State if the defendant has a minimal or non-existent criminal record. In these instances, the State makes a recommendation that the client complete certain conditions, and the client is then ordered to return a few months later to show the Court proof of completion of those conditions. Upon proof of completion, a complete dismissal of charges is entered. Of course, this is a very favorable outcome, which would allow for the expungement of the arrest record when a dismissal of these charges is entered.

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The retail theft attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. have years of experience practicing in the Rolling Meadows courthouse and are familiar with the courthouse procedures, prosecutors, Clerks of the Circuit Court, and Judges. Please contact us if you require legal assistance for a misdemeanor or felony Retail Theft case in the Third Municipal District courthouse in Rolling Meadows.

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