720 ILCS 5/21-3 – Criminal Trespass to Land


  • Class A misdemeanor
  • Up to 364 days in jail
  • Fine up to $2,500
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The crime of criminal trespass to real property (also known as Crim Trespass Remain on Land) is one of many trespass crimes in Illinois.  The law can be found under 720 ILCS 5/21-3 [1160000] [10875] [10924] [11495] [11496] [11497] and is typically categorized as a Class A misdemeanor.  The crime is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.  A person is guilty of criminal trespass to real property when they enter upon the land of another after receiving knowledge from the owner that the entry is forbidden.  There are several ways in which a suspect may receive notice that they are not permitted on the property.  The most common way is through signage put up by the owner.  If a person sees a sign that says “no trespassing” and they continue onto the property, they run the risk of an arrest for this offense.  Another common form of notice is when the owner specifically tells an individual they are not welcome on their land.  If the homeowner informs a particular person they are not welcome, the person entering the land may be arrested.


When Charged with Criminal Trespass to Real Property – Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer Andrew Weisberg


Although this is a jailable offense, an experienced criminal defense lawyer such as Andrew Weisberg can often help a defendant avoid jail time and even keep their record clean.  Andrew Weisberg is a former prosecutor and he uses his vast experience to attack trespass and other cases from all angles. If you or a loved one faces criminal trespass charges, it is best to contact  Andrew Weisberg today.  He can be reached at the office or 24/7 on his cell phone at 773-985-4519.


The Best Defense In Criminal Trespass to Land Cases under 720 ILCS 5/21-3 – Andrew M. Weisberg


In many cases in which a suspect is arrested for trespass to land, they may also face other related charges such as violation of an order of protection or stalking.  The prosecuting attorney always has great discretion when it comes to deciding which charges to levy against a suspect.  It is the job of the prosecutor to obtain criminal convictions and send people to jail.  You need an experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyer fighting hard for you.  Do not trust your freedom, your future, and the well-being of your family to just any criminal defense lawyer.  Contact former criminal prosecutor Andrew M. Weisberg and he will use his tremendous experience to fight for you or your loved one in trespass or other cases.  Mr. Weisberg will wisely and aggressively defend you in any of the following trespass-related cases:


  • Criminal Trespass to Land 720 ILCS 5/21-3
  • Criminal Trespass to Vehicle 720 ILCS 5/21-2
  • Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land 720 ILCS 5/21-5
  • Criminal Trespass to a safe school zone 720 ILCS 5/21-5.5
  • Criminal Trespass to a Nuclear Facility 720 ILCS 5/21-8
  • Criminal Trespass to a place of public amusement 720 ILCS  5/21-9


When You Need the Best Criminal Lawyer in Chicago or the Suburbs – Andrew Weisberg


If you or a loved one has been charged with criminal trespass to residence under 720 ILCS 5/21-3 in the Chicago area, Andrew M. Weisberg is a defense lawyer with an earned reputation as an aggressive and smart trial lawyer. He is a former prosecutor in Cook County and Will County and has earned great experience in defending all areas 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.