Retail Theft in Illinois

In Illinois, there are different levels of retail theft charges for which the punishments can differ. A punishment can increase from misdemeanor to felony after a theft exceeds a relatively low monetary value. Retail theft

One of the most common criminal charges in Chicago is Retail Theft in violation of 720 ILCS 5/16-25(a), which provides: (a) A person commits retail theft when he or she knowingly:          (1) Takes possession of, carries