Retail Theft, Rolling Meadows Courthouse
The attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C., represent clients on allegations of retail theft, both misdemeanor and felony, at the Third Municipal District Courthouse located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. This courthouse is located directly across Euclid from the Arlington Park horse racing track. 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. Felony Retail Thefts are also heard at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse in the two felony courtrooms on the first floor (Rooms 109 and 110).
There are numerous Villages that make up the Third Municipal District which include 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. There are numerous retail establishments throughout the Third Municipal District and whenever a theft occurs, the local police departments are typically notified to make an arrest on scene. Larger chain stores normally have a Loss Prevention Department who employ agents who become necessary witnesses in the prosecution of these charges. The Arresting Officers rarely witness the act itself and are generally told what happened inside the store by the Loss Prevention Agents and/or store employees. A large number of retail theft arrests heard at Rolling Meadows occur at the Woodfield Shopping Mall located in Schaumburg.
Often, 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.
For individuals with little or no criminal background, our defense lawyers may achieve a deferred prosecution agreement with the State. In these instances, the State makes a recommendation that the client complete a Theft Deterrent Class, and the client is then ordered to return a few months later to show the Court proof of completion. Upon proof of completion, a complete dismissal of charges is entered. Of course, this is a very favorable outcome. Further, one may immediately file for expungement of their arrest record when a dismissal of these charges is entered.
The 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.