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Burglary & Residential Burglary

DuPage, Kane And Cook County Burglary Defense Attorney

Residential burglary is the entering of a building with the intentions of committing a crime. Residential burglary can occur in a dwelling, structure or conveyance. Whether you are charged with burglarizing a residence, a commercial building or a car, our legal team is prepared to fight for you.

Penalties for Burglary or Residential Burglary

Under Illinois law, burglary is a Class 2 felony, with a penalty of three to seven years in jail. A Residential Burglary is more serious than a regular burglary (it's a Class 1 felony) and comes with a penalty that includes a sentence of four to 15 years in prison. Usually in this instance probation is not available.

In Illinois, you can also be charged with the possession of burglary tools ("any key, tool, instrument, device or any explosive suitable for use in breaking into a building..."). Possession of burglary tools is a Class 4 felony and punishable by one to three years in jail. Probation is available as an alternative to jail.

Get an experienced team of criminal defense attorneys behind you now!

A burglary often involves other crimes, so it is likely that you can face multiple charges. It is imperative that you retain aggressive legal services immediately to ensure the best defense is crafted on your behalf. When you hire Martin & Kent, L.L.C., you can have peace of mind knowing that you are in good hands.

Our goals are always to:

  • Win your case at trial
  • Get your charges dismissed or reduced
  • To keep the charges off your permanent record
  • To keep you out of jail
  • To protect your reputation
  • To utilize all possible resources to craft the strongest defense

With a combined total of 42 years of criminal law experience behind us, we are the knowledgeable and competent advocates you want in your corner. We have proudly handled over 10,000 criminal cases and we are prepared to get to work on your case today!

For more information about our firm or the crime of burglary, do not hesitate to contact Martin & Kent, L.L.C.for a free consultation today!