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Lake County Property Crimes Defense Attorney in Waukegan, Illinois - Jason R. Mercure

Property crime charges in Waukegan and Lake County is the most common crime in Illinois. The major property crimes in Lake County are larceny or theft, robbery, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson. More sophisticated property crimes are white collar or corporate crimes including embezzlement and theft through work and intellectual property theft (theft of profitable ideas). At the Law Offices of Jason R. Mercure, we provide expert criminal defense in Lake County, IL and Lake County, IL Property Crime Defense Attorney experience for the charges of:

  1. Theft Charges in Lake County, Illinois
  2. Armed Robbery Charges and Crimes in Lake County, IL
  3. Burglary Charges in Waukegan and Lake County
  4. Home Invasion Charges in Lake County, Illinois
  5. Criminal Trespass Charges in Lake County
  6. Criminal Mischief Charges in Lake County and surrounding areas
  7. Criminal Tampering / Vandalism Charges and Crimes in Waukegan and Lake County, IL
  8. Reckless Endangerment of Property Charges in Lake County
  9. Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in Waukegan and Lake County
  10. Graffiti Crimes and Charges in Lake County, Illinois
  11. White Collar/Corporate Crimes in Lake County
  12. Intellectual Property Crime in Lake County, IL
  13. Motor Vehicle Theft in Waukegan and Lake County, Illinois
  14. Grand Theft Auto Charges in Lake County and surrounding areas
  15. Arson

Contact the Law Office of Jason R. Mercure if you have been charged with a property crime in Lake County, Illinois, including Antioch, Bannockburn, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Beach Park, Buffalo Grove, Deer Park, Deerfield, Fox Lake, Fox River Grove, Grayslake, Green Oaks, Gurnee, Hainesville, Hawthorn Woods, Highland Park, Highwood, Indian Creek, Island Lake, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Lakemoor, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lindenhurst, Long Grove, Mettawa, Mundelein, North Barrington, North Chicago, Old Mill Creek, Park City, Port Barrington, Riverwoods, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Park, Third Lake, Tower Lakes, Vernon Hills, Volo, Wadsworth, Wauconda, Waukegan, Wheeling, Winthrop Harbor, Zion, Illinois.

Jason R. Mercure is experienced and knowledgeable in Lake County crimes against property, and will help you avoid harsh punishments and penalties.

Theft or Larceny Charges in Lake County, IL

Larceny or Theft Crimes in Lake County was defined as wrongful taking and carrying away of personal property belonging to another with the purpose of depriving the owner of its possession. To constitute larceny several ingredients are necessary.

The intent of the party must be illegal; he must intend to appropriate the property of another to his own use. If the accused have taken the goods under a claim of right, however unfounded, he has not committed a larceny. There must be a taking from the possession, actual or implied, of the owner; hence if a man should find goods and appropriate them to his own use, he is not a thief on this account.

There must be a taking against the will of the owner and this may be in some cases where he appears to consent; e.g., if a man suspects another of an intent to steal his property, and in order to try him, leaves it in his way and he takes it, he is guilty of larceny.

Burglary Charges in Lake County, IL

Burglary Charges in Lake County, IL - Breaking -- This refers to any forceful parting, separating, piercing, or disintegration of a solid substance. Breaking is not the same as causing damage. All that's required is that some part of the structure was moved, a doorknob was turned, a door was opened, or a window was raised.

Breaking and Entering Charges in Lake County, IL

Entering -- This refers to any placing of any portion of the body or item connected to the body inside the slightest portion of the dwelling, even momentarily. It is intended to get at various items called "burglary tools" (pry bars, augers, picks, etc.), but offenses can include just placing a finger or sticking the point of a gun inside a windowsill or doorway. The entry item can be connected to the body indirectly, for example, as in a bullet "entering" a home during a drive-by shooting, a brick thrown through a jewelry store window, or a remote control used to open a dwelling's garage door.

Dwelling -- Any structure intended for sleep, business, or the accommodation of persons is considered a dwelling, whether occupied or not. • Of Another -- The structure must be used as a dwelling by someone other than the accused. An owner can commit a burglary of their own structure if it is rented and used by another.

Robbery Charges in Lake County, Illinois

Robbery Charges in Lake County, IL is defined as the crime of seizing or taking property through the use of force or threat of force or violence. More precisely, at common law, robbery was defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of that property, by means of force or fear.

Arson Charges in Lake County, Illinois

Arson is the crime of maliciously, voluntarily, and willfully setting fire to the building, buildings, or other property of another or of burning one's own property for an improper purpose, for example - to collect insurance. The common law viewed arson, like burglary, as a crime against the security of habitation rather than a crime against property.

Contact a Lake County, Illinois Property Crimes Attorney for a FREE Consultation: 847.336.4440

If you a friend, relative or loved one are either under criminal investigation in Lake County, suspicion or charged with any property crimes in Lake County, it is important that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. The Criminal Defense Attorney's at The Law Offices of Jason R. Mercure are ready to assist you in these matters.

Remember...We offer FREE consultations, during which we will talk with you about your legal situation and how Illinois law may apply. During this consultation, you can ask your questions and trust that you will receive thorough answers based on in-depth legal knowledge. Contact us today at 847.336.4440