Criminal Trespass to Property in Illinois
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The crime of criminal trespass to property is a serious offense, which
can result in an extensive jail sentence and costly fines.
An individual commits criminal trespass to property by doing the following:
- Knowingly enter or remain within or on a building without permission
- Enter upon another party’s land after receiving notice of forbiddance
from owner, lessee, or other occupant
- Remain upon the another party’s land after receiving prior notice
from the owner or occupant to leave
- Possess and present false documents or falsely represents identity orally
to building or land owner or occupant in order to gain permission to enter
or remain on the premises
- Purposefully removes a foreclosure notice prior to the date and time detailed
in the notice
- Enters land that is used or capable of being used for an agricultural purpose,
including growing crops, having an orchard, containing livestock, and
with a motor vehicle, after receiving prior notice from the owner or occupant to leave
If you have been arrested and charged for this offense, there is a still
hope that you can fight to get the charge dismissed or the case entirely
dismissed with the help of an experienced and skilled lawyer. At Ahmad
Law Firm, we can thoroughly investigate your case and gather critical
evidence necessary to build a relentless and unique case strategy for you.
Penalties for Criminal Trespass to Property
This crime is considered a Class B misdemeanor, which is punishable by
a jail sentence of up to six months and a maximum fine of $1,500. However,
it can be a Class A misdemeanor for those who enter or remain on agricultural
property with a motor vehicle. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by
a jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to $2,500.
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