Chicago Burglary Attorney
What Constitutes as Burglary in Illinois?
A person commits burglary by entering or remaining in a building or vehicle
without permission with the intention of committing
theft or a
felony. If you are accused of burglary in Illinois, the possible consequences
of a conviction can negatively affect your life forever. Having a permanent
mark on your criminal record will make it extremely difficult to register
for college, attain work, apply for loans, or even purchase a house.
20+ years of experience, our Chicago burglary defense legal team can provide the representation
you need during this frustrating time. As a
Steven Fine has the extensive insight from both sides of the courtroom to prepare
your personalized defense and protect your rights.
Burglary is a Class 2 felony, resulting in a three to seven year prison
sentence. However, if burglary was committed at a residence, place of
worship, school, or day care center then it is considered a Class 1 felony,
punishable by a four to 15 year prison sentence.
If you’ve been arrested for home invasion, which is a Class X felony,
you may serve a 6-30 year prison sentence with additional terms of 15
to 25 years to life. Home invasion is committed by entering or remaining
in another person’s dwelling without permission while the person
is still home. If armed, threatens to use force, an injury occurs, or
sexual assault or sexual abuse is committed, then it is considered a home invasion.
Trespassing of an occupied residence is a Class 4 felony, punishable by
one to three years in prison. Yet, other instances of criminal trespass
is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum one year jail sentence,
a fine up to $2,500, and two years of probation.
Contact Our Theft Crime Lawyer Today
In most cases, a defendant is not caught in the act but is arrested after
the burglary occurred. If you were wrongly accused, it’s imperative
for our firm to conduct an investigation in order to provide evidence
supporting your innocence. For first-time offenders, there is an encouraging
chance to reduce the burglary charges into a probation sentence, although
it is not possible for a residential burglary charge. We can also attempt
to prove that you were allowed access to the property. Don’t let
this conviction ruin your life and let our Chicago theft attorneys fight for you.
For more information,
contact us at (312) 436-0638 today.