Accused of Burglary? Retain an Aggressive Skokie Defense Lawyer
In Illinois, burglary is a felony offense. A conviction means you will likely face a long prison sentence along with the associated repercussions that come with being a felon. Because of the nature of burglary charges, it’s also very likely that you’re facing more than one criminal charge based on where and how the alleged crime happened.
This can all feel very overwhelming, but you don’t have to face it alone. If you’ve been charged with burglary, it’s important that you get a knowledgeable criminal attorney to work with you on your case. A felony conviction for burglary can negatively impact your entire life, damaging your reputation and making previously simple things far more difficult to accomplish.
Andrew M. Weisberg understands this, and has helped many people in and around Skokie just like you to craft a strong, aggressive defense designed to get you the best possible outcome. His goal is always to protect your rights and work towards getting your charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed.
The Skokie Burglary Defense Attorney Who Knows How to Safeguard Your Freedom
There are many different types of burglary, based on what actions were taken, where they happened, and who the alleged victim is.
- Burglary is illegal entry into a structure with the intent to commit a crime – most commonly theft. The building could be a public one (like a store or business) or a private one (like a storage shed).
- Possession of burglary tools means owning items like crowbars or glass cutters with the intention of using them to enter a building unlawfully.
- Burglary of a school, day care center, or place of worship carries harsher penalties than simple burglary.
- Criminal trespass to residence occurs when someone enters another person’s dwelling and remains there for an extended time. The penalty is increased if the residence is occupied while the crime takes place.
- Residential burglary means unlawfully entering a place where people live with the intent to commit a crime, and comes with incredibly severe consequences. This could mean spending much of the next two decades in prison.
Home invasion is similar to residential burglary only a more serious crime. It occurs where the defendant enters someone else’s home and tries to harm the homeowner in some way. What’s really important in home invasion cases is the intent to harm an individual inside the victim’s home. Home invasion is a Class X felony and carries 6-30 years in prison. If the defendant causes the victim great bodily harm, the suspect will have to serve 85% of the sentence imposed by the Judge.
There may be ways to disprove the intent to commit a crime or harm somebody, and this is where you need an experienced criminal lawyer. Mr. Weisberg has worked as a prosecuting attorney and knows what the other side will try to do and say to make the conviction stick. With the strong defense he can provide, you can expect a much better outcome. By calling Andrew W. Weisberg for your free case review, you’re taking the first steps toward the best possible chance of keeping your freedom.
Skokie Burglary Lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg Protects You from the Prosecution
As a felony offense, burglary can have profound penalties. The most significant is probably an extended prison sentence, the length of which can vary depending on the type of burglary and the severity of the crime. Sentences for burglary are typically three to seven years in length, while burgling a school, day care center, or place of worship can be four to fifteen years long. Trespassing could mean one to three years in prison, and home invasion carries the hefty sentence of 6 to 30 years or much longer if the suspect is carrying a gun at the time of the crime. Even after serving your time, the stigma of a conviction will follow you to every job interview and housing application, and could mean loss of child custody.
Burglary charges are extremely serious, but Andrew Weisberg has the knowledge and skill to aggressively protect your rights. He will make absolutely certain that you are treated fairly, and that anything brought against you is allowed only after following the strictest procedures. And he will work tirelessly to get your charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed, depending on your situation.
Working with Mr. Weisberg on your burglary case allows you to rest assured that you have an experienced, competent defense attorney representing you. You deserve to have your dignity intact and your constitutional rights respected, and he will fight hard for you or your loved one. Don’t delay in contacting us today for your free case analysis.
Call an Aggressive Skokie Burglary Attorney Today and Begin Crafting Your Defense
Skokie and the greater Cook County judicial system has witnessed Mr. Weisberg’s excellent work as a burglary defense attorney for years, and his case results show this. He has also been honored both by his legal peers and by clients:
- Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the The National Trial Lawyers, a professional organization for criminal defense lawyers.
- Featured on Lawguru for his extensive knowledge in the field of criminal law.
- 10/10 Avvo rating.
- Winner of multiple Avvo Clients’ Choice awards.
But while awards are nice, Mr. Weisberg’s number one priority is creating a strong defense for his clients and making sure that they are happy with the representation he provides. That is why he always strives to keep clients aware of every aspect of their case, explaining the overall process, their options, and potential outcomes that they can expect.
It’s terrifying to face the prospect that you might lose everything, including your reputation and freedom – but not knowing what is going on can be just as scary. Andrew Weisberg will not put you in that position.
But he cannot get to work on your case until you reach out to him. Take the first step in building the strongest defense possible for yourself by contacting Mr. Weisberg right now.
Do not wait to start fighting for your rights. The longer you delay, the bigger the head start you are giving to prosecutors. Protect your future and that of your family by setting up your free initial consultation with Andrew Weisberg today.