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Experienced Burglary Defense Lawyer in Chicago and Illinois

Are you facing burglary charges in Chicago, Illinois? According to Illinois Law (720 ILCS 5/19-1) burglary occurs if a person 1) enters or without authority remains within a building, house trailer, watercraft, aircraft, motor vehicle with 2) intent to commit therein a felony or theft. Though burglary and theft are often linked closely together, any unlawful act, such as rape or assault also constitutes burglary. Illinois burglary defense attorney Judge Shapiro (ret.) understands that in order for someone to be convicted of burglary that the state must prove that the alleged offender entered a facility with the intent to commit another crime.

Burglary crimes include:

  • Burglary-720 ILCS 5/19-1
  • Possession of burglary tools-720 ILCS 5/19-2
  • Unlawful sale of burglary tools-720 ILCS 5/19-2.5
  • Residential burglary-720 ILCS 5/19-3
  • Criminal trespass to a residence-720 ILCS 5/19-4

Judge Shapiro (ret.)’s solid track record and vast experience defending people facing burglary charges in Chicago ensure that you will have the best defense possible.

Free Consultation with a Chicago Burglary Defense Lawyer

If you have questions regarding your criminal defense, contact Judge Shapiro today for a free consultation at 312-782-4615, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.


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