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What is the Law on Trespass in Illinois and What are the Punishments for it?

Generally, an offense of trespassing is not a serious criminal activity. People involved in a crime of trespass are charged criminally considering the different circumstances. Sometimes, a person receives notice orally, written or printed from the owner of the land or property for being prohibited to enter into his or her land or property. If the person deliberately or intentionally enters into that property, he or she is accused of a crime under the law on trespass in Illinois. In Illinois, the owners of land or property can use the purple plant as an indicator of trespassing land or property. Purple plants are significantly used for the identification of prohibited area.

Criminal Activities for Trespassing to Real Property Under the Law on Trespass in Illinois

There are so many activities which are considered criminal activities for trespassing to real property in Illinois and some of these activities are stated below.

  • Sometimes, an individual enters consciously into a building and starts to a resident there without taking consent of the owner of the building and it is considered a crime of trespassing.
  • When a person gets into someone’s land or property after reporting that getting into the property is prohibited, the person is accused of an offense under the trespass law.
  • Sometimes, a person doesn’t leave anyone’s property after being reported to evacuate and he or she is accused of a trespass crime.
  • If a person utilizes untrue official papers to get consent for entering into the building, he or she is charged with a criminal offense under trespass law in Illinois.
  • When a person gets in the land to utilize the land for agriculture or an orchard and doesn’t leave the land after being reported by sending a prior notice to prohibit entering into the land, the person is accused of an offense under trespass law in Illinois.

Illinois Trespassing Laws

Criminal Activities for Trespassing to a Residence Under the Law on Trespass in Illinois

There are several activities which are considered criminal activities for trespassing to a residence in Illinois and some of these activities are stated below.

  • If a person deliberately or consciously gets in or starts to stay within a residence where anybody lives in, the person is charged with a trespass crime.
  • When a person deliberately or consciously gets in or starts to stay within someone’s residence and you have the knowledge or have the reason for knowing that people exist there, the person is convicted with the charge of a trespass crime.

Criminal Activities for Trespassing to Vehicles Under the Law on Trespass in Illinois

When a person intentionally or consciously gets in or utilizes a watercraft, vehicle, snowmobile or aircraft without taking consent of the owner, the person is accused of a trespass crime.

Trespassing Laws Illinois

Punishments for a Crime of Trespass in the State of Illinois

In case of crime for trespassing to real property, the accused person is charged with a misdemeanor of Class B. But, when the person gets in the real property to utilize or get the facility to use the land for growing crops or utilizes a motor vehicle when the identified land is an orchard land, the person is charged with a misdemeanor of Class A.

In case of crime for trespassing to residence, the accused person is charged with a misdemeanor of Class A. But, when the person intentionally or consciously gets in or starts to stay within a residence though he or she knows or logically should know about the presence of the building’s owner, the person is charged with a felony of Class 4.

In case of crime for trespassing to the vehicle, the accused person is charged with a misdemeanor of Class A.


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