Experienced DuPage County Burglary Attorneys
Choose to remain silent. We can speak for you. At Ramsell & Associates, LLC, we understand the seriousness of a burglary charge. We will work to provide a robust defense to keep that charge from becoming a conviction. Our DuPage County defense attorneys are knowledgeable about Illinois burglary laws, which are complex and have severe consequences. If you are facing burglary charges, you need the right support immediately. We can help.
Types of Burglary
Our firm has vast knowledge of property crimes, which carry penalties ranging from probation to prison sentences. Burglary is considered a property crime and our attorneys are well-informed about common burglary charges including:
- Residential Burglary
- Possession of Burglary Tools
Each charge has its own set of consequences. Ramsell & Associates, LLC will help you understand the charges against you, and possible penalties. We will work with you to build the best-suited defense plan for your case.
Understanding Burglary Charges in Illinois
A burglary conviction carries harsh penalties, so our attorneys will research your case to establish whether a burglary actually occurred. According to 720 ILCS (Illinois Compiled Statute) 5/19-1, a person commits burglary when without authority he or she knowingly enters or remains in a building, trailer home, watercraft, aircraft, motor vehicle, railroad car, or any part thereof, with intent to commit a felony or theft. In simple terms, under Illinois law, the intent to steal must be proven before it can be considered a burglary.
Burglary is considered a Class 2 felony, and is punishable by three to seven years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines. In some cases, depending on where the alleged crime was committed, burglary can be a Class 1 felony, which carries tougher penalties than a Class 2 felony. There are exceptions and if they exist in your case, we can find them for you. Our attorneys will prepare and pursue an aggressive defense on your behalf to give you the best possible outcome.
If you are unsure about your next step, let our firm help you choose the right direction. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation. We will carefully review the reason for and conditions of the arrest, answer all questions, and offer advice on the best steps forward. We represent clients in DuPage County and throughout the Chicagoland area.