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Strong Defense From Burglary Charges

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 773-467-7079 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 criminal defense attorney, call me at 866-852-6426, locally at 773-467-7079 or contact me online.

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Result: Post-conviction petition granted
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Result: Post-conviction petition granted
Accusation: Solicitation of a Prostitute, Obstructing Justice, Battery
Facing: 365 days in jail, loss of legal residence
Result: All charges but battery dropped, one year expungeable supervision
Accusation: Solicitation of a Prostitute, Obstructing Justice, Battery
Facing: 365 days in jail, loss of legal residence
Result: All charges but battery dropped, one year expungeable supervision
Accusation: Attempt First Degree Murder
Facing: 365 days in jail, loss of legal residence
Result: All charges but battery dropped, one year expungeable supervision
Accusation: Attempt First Degree Murder
Facing: 30 years in prison at 85%
Result: All charges but battery dropped, one year expungeable supervision
Accusation: Attempt First Degree Murder
Facing: 30 years in prison at 85%
Result: Post-conviction petition granted
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