Joliet Theft Defense Lawyer
Burglary is a felony-level offense in Illinois. Contrary to what many people think, the state does not have to prove that you actually stole anything to obtain a burglary conviction. Rather, it only needs to show that you unlawfully entered a building or vehicle with the intent to steal or commit a felony. Likewise, the state does not have to prove that you physically broke into a property. It is enough that you unlawfully entered the premises without the owner’s permission.
A Former Prosecutor With Proven Experience
Depending on the type of building involved, a burglary charge can lead to a lengthy prison sentence. Residential burglary charges carry a mandatory prison sentence of up to 15 years. Charges involving other types of properties, such as commercial buildings or cars, can likewise lead to several years in prison. Given the severity of the penalties, you need a lawyer with proven courtroom experience.
Fighting For Your Liberties · Holding The State To Its High Burden Of Proof
If you are facing any type of burglary charge, contact Douglas G. DeBoer, a theft defense attorney in Joliet, Illinois. As a former prosecutor with more than 25 years of proven experience, I understand how to develop effective strategies for countering the state’s evidence and arguments. I will hold the prosecution to its high burden of proof.
My practice focuses exclusively on criminal defense. I am passionate about fighting for the rights of those accused of crimes.
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You can also rely on me for personal, individualized attention. I take pride in developing personal relationships with clients, investing the time and effort to get to know them personally. I will never leave you guessing about what is happening in your case or what to expect at the next court appearance. You will quickly find that I genuinely care about the outcome of your case.
Charged With Burglary? · Call Me For A Free Consultation · Will County, IL, Burglary Charge Attorney
You have nothing to lose by consulting with an experienced attorney about your case. Call the Law Office of Douglas G. DeBoer. I offer evening and weekend availability as well as jail visits by appointment.
My office is conveniently located across the street from the Joliet courthouse and jail in downtown Joliet. I serve clients throughout Will County and Grundy County.