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When you are arrested in Chicago or the suburbs and face burglary charges under 720 ILCS 5/19-1   , you are facing a felony-level offense and run the risk of a prison sentence upon conviction. Illinois law states that burglary under 720 ILCS 5/19-1 is normally categorized as a Class 2 Felony, which if convicted, can land someone in prison for up to 7 years. The suspect can also be tagged with a fine not to exceed $25,000.
Not all burglary cases are created equal. Burglary of a church, school, or other protected building could enhance the penalty and risk of prison time. Residential burglary is even more serious in that a person charged with burglary to another person’s home can spend up to 15 years in prison.
If you or a loved one have been arrested and charged with burglary, it is critical that you contact and hire the best available burglary defense lawyer in the Chicago area. Mr. Weisberg is a former felony prosecutor who has handled countless burglary cases under 720 ILCS 5/19-1 both as a prosecutor and as a respected and successful criminal defense lawyer. Mr. Weisberg has unique experience that gives his client an edge when facing a burglary case in court. Contact Mr. Weisberg today at the office or on his cell at 773-985-4519.
Like most other serious felony charges in Illinois, a person charged with burglary under 720 ILCS 5/19-1 often faces multiple other criminal charges. For example, a suspect arrested for burglary might also face home invasion, possession of burglary tools, trespass to residence charges, or other serious offenses. If you or a loved one faces burglary or other criminal charges in Chicago or the suburbs, you should immediately contact criminal defense lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg. Mr. Weisberg has successfully defended Chicago area individuals on the following burglary-related offenses:
If you or a loved one has been charged with burglary (720 ILCS 5/19-1) in the Chicago area, Andrew M. Weisberg is a criminal attorney with a reputation as an aggressive, smart, and tough defense lawyer. He is a former prosecutor in Cook County and Will County and has gained vast experience in defending every area of criminal law, from sex crimes and violent offenses to domestic violence and theft offenses. To speak with Mr. Weisberg, call his office or his cell phone 24/7 at 773-985-4519. The consultation is immediate, free, and confidential.