60604 Criminal Attorneys at Law
Arrested for a Property Crime in Chicago?
Contact Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Josh Adams if you have been arrested for a burglary or property crime in Illinois.
Illinois lawmakers have enacted laws criminalizing burglary (entering a building intending to commit a crime inside), home invasion (entering an inhabited dwelling and causing injury or using or threatening force while armed), and trespass (entering a person’s property without permission). Some of these crimes carry very stiff penalties.
Chicago Burglary Attorneys
Traditionally, burglary was defined as breaking and entering into a home at night with the intent to commit a felony inside. Today, most states have done away with these requirements and a person commits burglary by entering into any building without permission with the intent to commit a crime inside. In Illinois, a person commits the crime of burglary by entering or remaining in a building or vehicle (or any part of a building or vehicle) without permission with the intent to commit theft or a felony (a crime punishable by a state prison term). Burglary is punished more severely if the building is a:
day care center, or
place of worship.
(720 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/19-1.)
Contact a Chicago Property Crime Lawyer
Law Offices of Joshua Adams
53 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1651
Chicago, IL 60604