Trespassing

Retain Our DuPage, Kane And County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Though a seemingly small offense, penalties for trespassing can actually be quite weighty and often damage your record more than you might think.

According to state law, trespassing takes place when:

  • A person knowingly enters or remains within any residence without authority; or
  • Enters the residence of another and knows that occupants are present.

It is necessary to present a defense that is based on strong evidence and many firms lack the ability to do this. At Kent & Martin, L.L.C., we pride ourselves on giving clients our very best, time after time. If you've been arrested for trespassing, the prosecution is already preparing a case against you. Retain our DuPage County criminal defense lawyers for swift and concise legal action.

How is trespassing punished?

Your penalties rest on the circumstances of your alleged crime. The court will take into account whether the offense took place on residential or 'real' property, if you have any prior convictions, and if any damage was done to the property. A conviction can range from a Class A misdemeanor all the way to a Class 3 felony.

Penalties for trespassing commonly include the following:

  • Up to $25,000 in fines
  • Up to six years in prison
  • Restitution to the victim
  • Probation

Trespassing isn't only considered a crime when it takes place on actual property-it can also take place on a vehicle or watercraft. The same regulations generally apply and such a crime is usually considered a Class A misdemeanor.

Defending You Against Your Charges

We are aware that many times, individuals are wrongly accused of trespassing and prosecuted as such. Our firm operates under the belief that each client is innocent until proven guilty. This allows us to thoroughly investigate every aspect of your case and compile our findings into an airtight defense.

When we sit down together for your free consultation, our DuPage County criminal defense lawyers will work with you to develop a strategy that you feel comfortable with. As the client, you are our number one priority.

Give us a call! We'd love to speak with you and share how we may be able to help.