Criminal Damage to Property Attorney

Have you been arrested or charged with Criminal Damage to Property in Illinois?

Waukegan Criminal Defense AttorneysIf you have been arrested or are facing criminal charges for Criminal Damage to Property (720 ILCS 5/21-1), in Waukegan or Lake County, Illinois, then it is critical that you speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Besides your attorney, do not talk to anyone else regarding the issue, especially the police, until you have sought advice from with an experienced criminal lawyer like those at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer. Your silence is virtually always your best option when you are going up against criminal charges. You are under no obligation to talk to the police. Rather, you should politely, but firmly, refuse to do so without your attorney present.

At the Law Offices of Winer & Winer, we have decades of experience, familiarity with the local courts and law enforcement, and the knowledge to help you.

Call us right now to find out how our criminal defense attorneys can shield your rights and work toward the best achievable outcome in your case.

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Criminal Damage to Property (720 ILCS 5/21-1)

A person commits Criminal Damage to Property when he or she:
(1) knowingly damages any property of another;
(2) recklessly by means of fire or explosive damages property of another;
(3) knowingly starts a fire on the land of another;
(4) knowingly injures a domestic animal of another without his or her consent;
(5) knowingly deposits on the land or in the building of another any stink bomb or any offensive smelling compound and thereby intends to interfere with the use by another of the land or building;
(6) knowingly damages any property, other than as described in paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of Section 20-1, with intent to defraud an insurer;
(7) knowingly shoots a firearm at any portion of a railroad train;
(8) knowingly, without proper authorization, cuts, injures, damages, defaces, destroys, or tampers with any fire hydrant or any public or private firefighting equipment, or any apparatus appertaining to firefighting equipment; or
(9) intentionally, without proper authorization, opens any fire hydrant.
When the charge of Criminal Damage to Property exceeding a specified value is brought, the extent of the damage is an element of the offense to be resolved by the trier of fact as either exceeding or not exceeding the specified value.

A conviction for Criminal Damage to Property will result in a sentence that varies depending upon the facts of your case.

To achieve the best possible outcome in your case, you must act quickly and find a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney to help you fight your charges of Criminal Damage to Property.

Criminal Damage to Property Defense Attorneys in Waukegan, Illinois

Picking the most effective criminal defense attorney to handle your Criminal Damage to Property case can be a tough choice. But with over fifty years of combined legal experience and wide-ranging trial work, you can be confident that by a choosing the Law Offices of Winer & Winer you have made the correct choice. We are very respected within the legal community and have a track record for vigorous advocacy for our clients. The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer are among the best legal strategists and trial attorneys in Lake County, Illinois.

Working Tirelessly to Protect the Rights of the Accused

Put our knowledge and experience to work for you on your case, just as we have done for thousands of satisfied clients.
Known for our experience. But remembered for our results.

Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews*

We call David a “Miracle Worker.” – 5.0 stars

“David took on a very complicated case involving my son. Through his research, analysis of the situation, and exceptional negotiating skill, the outcome of the case was more positive than we ever imagined. Throughout the entire case, David apprised us of the case’s progress, collected significant documentation, and informed us as to what to expect at each court hearing, thus fully preparing us for what was to come. We had fears and many questions, which he quickly addressed. David has the focus and energy to get the job done in the very best interest of his clients, for whom he really cares. I give him the very highest recommendation to anyone who needs an incredibly professional and knowledgeable attorney!” ~ By a client, as written on the AVVO website.

Very Satisfied – 5.0 stars

“Evan Winer represented me in 3 different cases. I was very satisfied with the outcome. I highly recommend him.” ~ By a client, as written on the AVVO website.

* These clients were not necessarily charged with Criminal Damage to Property. Nothing should be implied about the clients or charges by inclusion of these reviews here. The reviews only illustrate the attorney-client experience when working with the Law Offices of Winer & Winer.

Experienced Trial Attorneys

Experience matters. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Winer and Winer have years of trial expertise. We know the local prosecutors, law enforcement and judges. We are deeply familiar with all elements of the local court system. Put our experience and knowledge to work for you. We are committed to assisting you get through the process to get your best possible outcome. Set up your initial consultation right now so we can begin the process of assessing how good your chances are for a favorable result in court, or at the negotiating table.

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Other Crimes Related to Criminal Damage to Property

The Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Law Office of Winer and Winer are you best choice to help you with Criminal Damage to Property and other related crimes, for example:

  • Criminal damage to property, 720 ILCS 5/21-1
  • Criminal Damage to Government Supported Property, 720 ILCS 5/21-1.01
  • Institutional vandalism, 720 ILCS 5/21-1.2
  • Criminal defacement of property, 720 ILCS 5/21-1.3
  • Jackrocks violation, 720 ILCS 5/21-1.4

For more information about the above crimes see the Illinois Code for Damage and Trespass to Property.

Click on the following links to learn more about a small sample of charges we defend for our clients at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer. Call our Criminal Defense Attorneys even f you are charged with a crime not listed below. We defend all felonies and misdemeanors.