How does “intent” play into burglary charges?

By |2022-07-11T18:21:17+00:00July 11th, 2022||

Intent is a key aspect in any burglary case. First, the prosecution must establish intent as a basic element of committing a burglary. Burglary oftentimes involves a person entering another’s property or residence and taking something. What most people don’t realize is that under the burglary statute (720 ILCS 5/19-1), you can be charged with [...]

What is residential burglary?

By |2022-07-11T18:36:09+00:00July 11th, 2022||

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 [...]

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