Is there a need for an attorney for a first time offense of a "Ordinance Violation-Retail Theft" charge?
I am told this is similar to a traffic violation that will carry a fine, possible community service or probation.
1 Answer from Attorneys
You should always have your own attorney when you appear in court. A fine could be considered a conviction and therefore, not expungeable.
Related Questions & Answers
How do you address a retail theft charge? Amount of theft $125 D0 you enter a no... Asked 7/10/16, 12:59 pm in United States Illinois Criminal Law
Court for violation controlled substance second chance probation except fees payed... Asked 6/23/16, 10:35 pm in United States Illinois Criminal Law
My parents passed away 4 years ago and my older sister took charge and went back on... Asked 6/22/16, 10:31 pm in United States Illinois Criminal Law