Chicago, IL criminal defense attorney Gal Pissetzky talks about how theft can become a felony.
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Theft becomes a felony when the alleged value of what the person allegedly took without permission is over a certain amount of dollars. In state court it’s $500. Federal court it’s a little different. But generally in state court when you are accused of felony theft, you’re accused of taking an item that valued over $500. And then it becomes a Class 4 felony.