Criminal Trespass

The controlling Illinois Statute is 720 ILCS 5/21-3 which provides:

 

“A person commits the offense of Trespass when he/she:

  1. knowingly and without lawful authority enters or remains within or on a building; or
  2. enters upon the land of another, after receiving, prior to such entry, notice from the owner or occupant that such entry is forbidden; or
  3. remains upon the land of another, after receiving notice from the owner or occupant to depart; or
  4. presents false documents or falsely represents his or her identity orally to the owner or occupant of a building or land in order to obtain permission from the owner or occupant to enter or remain in the building or on the land;”

Penalties

Trespass to real property is a Class B misdemeanor. It is punishable by up to 180 days in the county jail; up to 24 months court supervision, conditional discharge or probation; and/or fines up to $1,500.00.

Trespass to motor vehicles is a Class A misdemeanor. It is punishable by up to 364 days in the county jail; up to 24 months court supervision, conditional discharge or probation; and/or fines up to $2,500.00.

 

Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land is a Class A misdemeanor. It is punishable by up to 364 days in county jail; up to 24 months court supervision, conditional discharge or probation; and/or fines up to $2,500.00.

Contact Defense Attorney David W. Lawler

The State of Illinois treats all trespass offenses as very serious matters. At Lawler Brown we understand that our legal representation must tailor to your specific life situation. You should feel confident in knowing you hired the right Defense Attorney to best represent your specific needs. No attorney can guarantee the outcome of a case. But rest assured, I will fight to ensure the best possible resolution in your case. Contact our office today for a FREE consultation.

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