Online Theft/Theft by Deception

What is Online Theft by Deception?

Online Theft by Deception, or Online Internet Theft is covered under 720 ILCS 5/16-5. Internet theft is when someone uses the internet to defraud a buyer or seller of their property or money.

What is the Sentence for Online Theft by Deception?

Under Illinois law, if the value of the stolen property is less than $150.00, it is considered a Class 4 felony which carries a possible prison sentence of between 1-3 years in prison and probation is a possibility. Under Illinois law, if the value of the stolen property exceeds $150.00, it is considered a Class 2 felony. In Illinois, a Class 2 felony is punishable by 3 to 7 years in prison and probation is a possibility. Regardless of the class felony, the Illinois criminal offense of Online Theft by Deception allows for probation as an alternative to a jail sentence.

Why Hire The Legal Defenders for Your Online Theft Case?

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders, your Online Theft by Deception attorneys, have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Online Theft by Deception throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County and Kane County.

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders, your Online Theft by Deception attorneys, understand the differences between Class 2 and Class 4 Online Theft by Deception.

In addition, the Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders, your Online Theft by Deception attorneys, are familiar with the various sentencing ranges for Online Theft by Deception and understand the complexities of the various sentencing factors.

To discuss your particular Illinois Online Theft by Deception case, call the experienced Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders, your Online Theft by Deception attorneys.