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Definition of Home Invasion. In Illinois, a person commits the offense of home invasion when he, not being a police officer acting in the line of duty, without authority, knowingly enters the dwelling place of another [(when) (and remains in such dwelling place until)] he knows or has reason to know that one or more persons is present, and  while armed with a dangerous weapon he uses force or threatens the imminent use of force upon any person within the dwelling place, whether or not injury occurs. [or]  intentionally causes any injury to any person within the dwelling place. 11.53 – Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions-Criminal 4th Edition.
Sentencing - Home Invasion is a non-probational Class X felony. 720 ILCS 5/12-11 A Class X felony is punishable with a prison term of between 6 to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, up to a $25,000 fine, and a term of 3 years of mandatory supervised release after prison. If the defendant is extended term eligible, he can be sentenced to a prison term of between 30 and 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
In all criminal cases, it is recommended that you seek professional legal assistance to protect your constitutional rights. Attorney John G. Prior, Jr. has experience trying home invasion cases, can give legal advice, assist you with your case and ensure that your constitutional rights are protected.
If you or a loved one have been charged with home invasion that allegedly occurred within Logan County, McLean County, or within any of the other counties in Central Illinois and need help with your case, please contact Attorney John G. Prior Jr. and schedule a free consultation.
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