Chicago Burglary Lawyer

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Defending Illinois Clients against Burglary Charges

Burglary is a very serious charge and is considered a felony. If you are charged with residential burglary, you are facing a minimum of four years of prison time. A burglary is committed if a person enters a house, car, or building, without permission and has the intent to commit a felony or theft. The charge of residential burglary is especially serious because the law places a strong value on the sanctity of one’s home. However, entering a car without the owner’s permission may constitute a burglary. In addition, even if you did not physically commit the burglary, you could still be convicted if you assisted, helped, or encouraged the crime (For example, driving the “get away” car while others are committing the burglary). A burglary charge contains many legal elements that the prosecutor must prove in order to obtain a conviction. Steve Klein understands that each case is unique and recognizes that the evidence is not as black as white as it might appear. Often times, there are mitigating circumstances and factors he can bring to light that will avoid jail time, like drug dependency and mental illness. When you hire experienced burglary defense attorney, Steve Klein, you get an attorney who will guide you through every step of the legal process. He will help you gather the mitigation you need to reduce the sentence or negotiate a complete dismissal. Mr. Klein will conduct a thorough investigation of the allegations and will build a strong defense specific to the intricacies of your case.