Retail Theft Lawyer

"A Defense You Can Trust"



When confronting a retail theft offense, go with a defense attorney you can trust.  Retail theft attorney Carlos H. Davalos is a seasoned litigator and skilled negotiator and we will ensure that your defense gets every shot at winning a positive result. Attorney Davalos is apprised of all the primary shoplifting defenses and will work with you to determine facts such as if the items were ever taken outside of the store or if you didnt know the items were in your bag or shopping cart.  Our law offices have experience in negotiating with the State's Attorneys in all major courtrooms in shoplifting cases as well and will check if you are eligible for retail theft diversion programs that can help you get your arrest record quickly expunged.


The Offense of Retail Theft


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Retail Theft is found under statutory section 720 ILCS 5/16-25 and is typically charged as a Class A Misdemeanor. The offense can carry jail time up to one year and a fine upwards of $2,500 but a skilled retail theft defense lawyer will be successful in avoiding those possible consequences. Those in most need of a criminal defense lawyer are those with retail theft convictions on their background. If the client has background, the State can opt to charge the offense as a Class 4 felony. An experienced retail theft attorney will therefore investigate a client's background to determine whether the risk of a felony upgrade exists.


Defenses to Retail Theft


There are a number of things a seasoned retail theft lawyer can do to get you the best results. Some of those things include:

  • Keeping track that the Store is following up with your case. Ignoring your case can lead to dismissal.
  • Staying updated on any programs you qualify for that would lead to dismissal of your case.
  • Analyzing the evidence to determine whether the State has sufficient evidence from point A to point B.

Retail Theft Attorney: Carlos H. Davalos


When hiring an attorney for your case, you are not only hiring a legally trained defender in charge of your retail theft case. You are also hiring a speaker, an advocate; and what is effectively 'your' voice in that court of law. Ensure that your voice is heard. Ensure that your voice is effective. Contact the Law Offices of Carlos H. Davalos and begin your retail theft defense today. Offices in Melrose Park and Chicago.




The Law Offices of Carlos H. Davalos

2210 W. North Ave., Suite #6

Melrose Park, IL 60160

Tel: (773) 312-0234

Chicago Office: 2923 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60618

Villa Park Office: 54 E. St. Charles Road, Villa Park, Illinois 60181