Trespassing on a residence, real property, or some else's vehicle is a crime in this state. You can be charged with criminal trespass if you enter a building illegally, go on someone's land after notice has been given to stay away, or stay on a property after you have been asked to leave. If you are charged with criminal trespass, do not discuss your case with police officers, and immediately consult with an experienced Chicago criminal defense attorney.
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Criminal trespass to a vehicle is punished as a Class A misdemeanor. The penalties are up to 1 year in jail and a fine up to $2,500. Criminal trespass to a residence can be charged as either a Class A misdemeanor or a Class 4 felony, which carries possible jail time of 1 to 3 years. Criminal trespass to real property is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months in jail and up to$2,500 in fines.
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