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Illinois Trespassing Defense

Trespassing on a residence, real property, or some else's vehicle is a crime in Illinois. 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 trespassing lawyer.

What Makes the Firm the Right Choice for You? At The Toney Law Firm, LLC, we have 10+ years criminal defense experience, protecting our clients' rights and successfully defending them against a variety of criminal charges. Our lead attorney has been selected for both the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars℠ lists by Chicago Magazine. She has a 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo. We provide dedicated advocacy and high-quality defense, actively pursuing the best possible outcome for our clients.

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Penalties for Trespassing in Illinois

Criminal trespass to a vehicle is a Class A misdemeanor. The penalties increase to 1 year in jail and a fine up to $2,500. Criminal trespass to a residence can be charged as a Class A misdemeanor or a Class 4 felony, which carries possible jail time of 1-3 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.

When is Trespassing a Felony?

In Illinois, trespassing can become a felony offense if it meets one of the following criteria:

  • Trespassing into a residence with knowledge that there are people present
  • Entering or remaining on property without the owner's permission and with intent to commit a crime
  • Remaining on the property after being instructed to leave by an authorized person, such as a law enforcement officer
  • Trespassing restricted sections of the airport
  • Trespassing a nuclear facility
  • Trespassing in a “place of public amusement” (e.g., theaters, stadiums, and other entertainment-related facilities)

These types of trespassing are charged as a Class 4 felony, punishable up to three years of imprisonment and/or fines of up to $25,000

Call an Experienced Chicago Trespassing Lawyer for Your Case

Do not face these charges alone. The right to an attorney is one of our most sacred rights under the law. The attorney you choose to represent you can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Choose a dedicated Illinois trespassing attorney with widely-acknowledged superior legal skill and a history of success. Contact our firm.

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