If you are convicted of burglarizing a house, also known as residential burglary, you will not be eligible for probation. This is true even if it is a first offense. For this reason, it is important that you choose an attorney who can win the case, get it dismissed or negotiate reduced charges to an offense that is probational. At the Law Office of Stephen L. Richards, I will use my more than 25 years of experience to pursue the best possible results for you.
For a free initial consultation with a Chicago burglary defense lawyer, call me at 866.852.6426, locally at 773.877.3259 or contact my law firm online.
Types Of Burglary
Burglary is defined as illegally entering a building or car with the intent to steal something. Be aware that there is no need for evidence of actual theft. As long as the prosecution can prove that there was the intent to steal something, you can be convicted of burglary.
The most common form of burglary is residential burglary. This is when someone is accused of entering a home or an apartment with the intent to commit theft. Commercial burglary is less common. This is when someone is accused of entering a business with the intent to take something. In these cases, there is a greater likelihood of security camera tapes and similar evidence that will need to be challenged.
Burglary of a car is another common form of burglary. These cases involve allegations of breaking windows or otherwise gaining entrance to a car to commit theft.
Success Through Negotiation Or Trial
My experience means I know all available options, including the possibility of drug treatment as an alternative for people who are accused of burglary. When appropriate, I will negotiate. When necessary, I will take the case to trial and argue in front of a judge and jury.
Contact An Illinois Residential Burglary Lawyer For A Free Consultation
To schedule your free consultation with an experienced attorney, call me at 866.852.6426, locally at 773.877.3259 or contact me online.