Representation At All Stages Of Your Theft Crimes Case
White collar crimes and other types of theft offenses can often be very sophisticated. The plans put in place to obtain money or property unlawfully can leave many individuals unaware that they are participating in illegal activity. When you learn that you are the target of an investigation, it is important that you seek the counsel of an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
I am attorney W. Scott Hanken, and at my law firm, I provide skilled assistance to clients facing allegations of theft offenses. Over more than 25 years of practice, I have served as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, giving me firsthand experience into the complex issues in these cases.
There are a number of different theft cases in Illinois. In some circumstances, there will be extensive paper trails that need to be investigated in order to learn what exactly happened. Other offenses will require careful analysis to determine if the actions of law enforcement respected your constitutional rights. I represent clients charged with a host of theft charges, including:
- Armed robbery
- Writing bad checks
- Burglary and residential burglary
- Motor vehicle theft
- Retail theft (shoplifting)
- Fraudulent use of a credit card
- Embezzlement of funds from an employer
The more serious the offense, the more likely it is that you will be spending time in prison if convicted. Even white collar crimes can carry significant sentences in Illinois, depending on the amount of money involved.
I will work hard to resolve your case as soon as possible to help you minimize these potential punishments. I will seek to find the right deal for you with prosecutors, but if this is not possible in your situation, I am ready to present a compelling case on your behalf to the judge or jury to help you contest these allegations.