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Definition of Criminal Trespass To Real Property. In Illinois, except as proved in subsection (a-5), whoever: (a) (1) knowingly and without lawful authority enters or remains within or on a building; or (2) enters upon the land of another, after receiving prior to such entry, notice from the owner or occupant that such entry is forbidden; or (3) remains upon the land of another, after receiving notice from the owner or occupant to depart; or (3.5) presents false documents or falsely represents his or her identity orally to the owner or occupant of a building or land in order to obtain permission from the owner or occupant to enter or remain in the building or on the land; commits a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in the county jail, a fine up to $1,500, and/or up to 2 years of probation or conditional discharge. For purposes of item (1) of this subsection, this section shall not apply to being in a building which is open to the public while the building is open to the public during its normal hours of operation; nor shall this section apply to a person who enters a public building under a reasonable belief that the building is still open to the public. (a-5) except as otherwise provided in this subsection, whoever enters upon any of the following areas in or on a motor vehicle, (including an off-road vehicle, motor cycle, moped, or any other powered two-wheeled vehicle) after receiving, prior to that entry, notice from the owner or occupant that the entry is forbidden or remains upon or in the area after receiving notice from the owner or occupant to depart commits a Class A misdemeanor: (1) A field that is used for growing crops or that is capable of being used for growing crops. (2) An enclosed area containing livestock. (3) An orchard. (4) A barn or other agricultural building containing livestock. (b) A person who has received notice from the owner or occupant within the meaning of Subsection (a) if he has been notified personally, either oral orally or in writing including a valid court order as defined by subsection (7) of Section 112 A-3 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 granting remedy (2) of subsection (b) of Section 112A-14 of that Code, or if a printed or written notice forbidding such entry has been conspicuously posted or exhibited at the main entrance to such land or the forbidden part thereof. 720 ILCS 5/21-3. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to 364 days in the county jail, up to a $2,500 fine and/or up to 2 years of probation or conditional discharge.
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