The State of Illinois prohibits any person from stealing property or other valuable items under the general umbrella of theft crimes. Within that umbrella, Illinois also has specific types of theft, including but not limited to burglary and residential burglary.
What is the Illinois Definition of Burglary?
The Illinois definition of burglary appears under 720 ILCS 5/19-1. There are two elements to this offense under Illinois law. To commit burglary a person must:
- Enter or remain in a specific type of structure or vehicle, intentionally and without legal authority; and Have the intent to commit theft or other felony crimes.
720 ILCS 5/19-1 includes the following types of structures and vehicles in the definition of burglary:
- Aircraft; Buildings; House-trailers; Motor vehicles; Railroad cars; or Watercraft.
What are the Illinois Penalties for Burglary?
The Illinois penalties for burglary also appear under 720 ILCS 5/19-1. It is a Class 3 [...]