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Experienced Lawyers Who Provide Strong Defense In Burglary Charges

The legal team at Shifrin Law Group, in Chicago, is committed to providing high-level defense for burglary and other criminal charges. As a team with both knowledge and experience, we will guide you through the legal process. Get the personal attention and results-focused representation you deserve.

The Legal Definition Of Burglary

In Illinois, burglary is the act of illegally entering a structure with the intent to steal property or commit another serious felony. Regardless of the amount stolen or the value of the stolen items, burglary is generally charged as a Class 2 felony.

Burglary is defined as the unlawful entering on another person’s property with the intention of committing theft or any other felony. In Illinois, burglary-related crimes are divided into four categories:

  1. Burglary – entering a building with the intention of committing a crime inside
  2. Residential burglary – entering a dwelling with the intent to commit a crime
  3. Home invasion – entering an inhabited dwelling and causing injury or using/threatening armed force
  4. Criminal trespass – entering a person’s property without permission

The penalties for each burglary-related crime vary depending on seriousness but can result in up to 15 years in prison and fines as high as $25,000.00. If you have been charged with burglary or a related crime, it is essential that you speak with a criminal defense attorney who understands the law.

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Burglary charges can, in some cases, be reduced to a lesser charge. This can keep you out of prison and stay off of your permanent record. Let us help you navigate the complicated Illinois legal system. Call 312-766-4223 or send us an email and we will be in touch. Our founding attorney speaks fluent Russian, making us capable of serving you in either the English or Russian language.