720 ILCS 5/21-1 – Criminal Damage to Property


  • Class A misdemeanor
  • Up to 364 days in jail
  • Fine up to $2,500
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The offense of criminal damage to property (also known as Knowingly Damage Prop) under 720 ILCS 5/21-1 [1140000] [1140100] [1140125] [1140150] [1140200] [1140600] [1140700], is a law that punishes intentional vandalism of another person’s property. A person is guilty of this offense when he or she knowingly damages any property of another. This crime is a Class A misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.  A person charged under 720 ILCS 5/21-1 will often be ordered by the Judge to pay restitution to the crime victim.  If the case is not handled properly, a person charged may face a permanent criminal record.


When Charged with Criminal Damage to Property – Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Andrew Weisberg


Chicago criminal lawyer Andrew Weisberg has successfully defended Chicago area residents charged with criminal damage to property.  Mr. Weisberg began his successful legal career as a prosecutor in both Cook County and Will County. He uses his unique experience to the advantage of his clients.  Call Andrew Weisberg today if you or a loved one face charges of criminal damage to property.  He can be reached at the office or 24/7 on his cell phone at 773-985-4519.


The Best Defense In Criminal Damage to Property cases under 720 ILCS 5/21-1 – Andrew M. Weisberg


In many instances, a prosecutor will charge a suspect with many counts in addition to criminal damage to property. For example, when a suspect breaks a window to enter a person’s residence without consent, he may face charges of criminal damage to property and the more serious charge of residential burglary. It is not uncommon in these types of cases for a suspect to face several serious offenses from one illegal act. Prosecutors have tremendous power when it comes to making decisions about charges in criminal cases.  You need a Chicago criminal lawyer that is prepared to fight these charges in an aggressive manner.  Don’t trust your freedom and future to just any criminal lawyer.  Contact former prosecutor Andrew M. Weisberg and he treats you with respect and fights hard to clear your name.  Mr. Weisberg will defend you in the following case related to criminal damage to property:


  • 720 ILCS 5/21-1 Criminal Damage to Property
  • 720 ILCS 5/21-1.1 Criminal Damage of Fire Fighting Equipment
  • 720 ILCS 5/21-1.2 Institutional Vandalism
  • 720 ILCS 5/21-1.3 Criminal Defacement of Property
  • 720 ILCS 5/21-4 Criminal Damage to Government Supported Property


Contact Andrew M. Weisberg When You Need High-Quality Criminal Defense in Chicago or the Suburbs


If you or a loved one has been charged with Criminal Damage to Property under 720 ILCS 5/21-1 in the Chicago area, Andrew M. Weisberg is a criminal defense attorney with a reputation as an aggressive, compassionate and tough trial lawyer. He is a former prosecutor in both Cook County and Will County and has vast amounts of experience in defending every area of criminal law, from sex offenses and violent crimes 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.