Home invasion is considered a Class X felony, and conviction could mean 6 to 30 years in state prison, a fine of $25,000, and additional terms of 15 to 25 years to life may be added. Probation is not an option, and conviction could also bring three years of supervised parole after prison. In addition, a felony conviction can bring a criminal record and have a devastating effect on your reputation, livelihood, relationships, family life, and overall well-being, forever.
If you are charged with home invasion, you need the best defense available as prosecutors will be fighting to impose the steepest of punishments. The seasoned Illinois criminal defense attorneys at Wolfe & Stec, Ltd. have extensive experience and success handling felonies like home invasion. We know the courts, the judges, and the defenses that can help you avoid a conviction. We offer a free initial consultation, so contact us online or call 630-305-0222 or 312-388-7882 so we can show you how we can help.
Under Illinois law, a home invasion (720 ILCS 5/19-6) involves:
Not every burglary attempt, break-in or forced entry into a dwelling is a home invasion. Also, the dwelling may in some circumstances even be your own home — if there is an order of protection against you or the home was awarded to your spouse in a divorce, you may still be charged with home invasion.
If you have been arrested and charged with home invasion, the situation is serious, but a skilled and experienced criminal attorney can help you with the proper defense. There are several approaches our attorneys can use:
If you are charged with home invasion or any other serious crime, your life is on the line, and you need the best legal assistance available. Your case may seem impossible, but with skillful representation you have a chance. Remember, the law places a heavy burden on the government, and you have to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Illinois criminal defense lawyers at Wolfe & Stec, Ltd. are skilled trial lawyers who believe each case is unique, with its own set of circumstances. Whether your criminal law case is seemingly straightforward or is highly complicated, we can help. We will aggressively and explore every avenue to come up with the most effective defense strategy possible to attack the credibility of the state’s case. We examine the facts, the individuals involved, and the evidence available, and work hand in hand with our clients throughout the criminal process. Our goal is always to minimize the negative impact of the situation and to focus on protecting your freedoms, liberties and rights.
Don’t delay — contact us for help today if you have been accused of home invasion or any other criminal charges at 630-305-0222 or 312-388-7882. Our Illinois criminal defense lawyers represent clients in DuPage County, Naperville, Aurora, Wheaton, Downers Grove and Bolingbrook, Illinois, and the greater Chicagoland area. Your initial consultation will be free.
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