Chicago Residential Burglary Defense Lawyer
Experienced Residential Burglary Defense Lawyer in Chicago and Illinois
In Illinois, burglary is a Class 1 felony punishable by 4 to 15 years, and the alleged burglar may not receive probation, even for the first offense. This is why hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer with a successful track record in burglary defense in Chicago is necessary to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
Types of Burglary
When a person illegally enters a building or car with the intent to steal something, burglary has taken place. Note that there does not need to be actual theft to occur for a burglary conviction- if the prosecution proves there was intent to steal, you can still be charged with burglary.
Residential burglary, the most common type, occurs when someone enters a home with the intent to steal. The less common commercial burglary takes place when an individual enters a business with the intent to commit theft. In many cases, both residential and commercial burglaries have security tapes that are entered into evidence that puts an additional layer of hard evidence that needs to be aggressively tackled.
Free Consultation with a Residential 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.