If a person enters a home and commits a felony or theft they will be charged with residential burglary (under 720 ILCS 5/19-3). Residential burglary is a very different situation from standard burglary and the law is much harsher. Residential burglary is a Class 1 felony, punishable by between 4-15 years in prison. It is also a non-probationable offense, which means the prison sentence is mandatory unless the charges are amended or reduced.
That’s why it’s imperative to have experienced, knowledgeable legal representation. If you’ve been charged with a residential burglary, call 773-791-9682.