Retail Theft Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
By: James G. Dimeas | Feb 18, 2016 | Recent Victories |
My client was caught at the self scan check-out at a Walmart not scanning all the items in his cart. He was caught in the parking lot by store security and brought back into the store. The police were called and he was charged with a Retail Theft in DuPage County. My client has a Green Card and has just begun the process of trying to become a U.S. Citizen. A plea of guilty to a Retail Theft would not only destroy any chances of becoming a U.S. Citizen, but it may also cause him to lose his Green Card. The Immigration consequences for my client were severe. I appeared with my client in DuPage County and ws able to persuade the prosecutor to reduce the charges to a Disorderly Conduct and make the matter a Municipal Violation with a fine of $250.