Illinois Criminal Trespass To Vehicles

The Law – 720 ILCS 5/21-2

A person commits Criminal Trespass to Vehicles when he or she knowingly and without authority enters any part of or operates any vehicle, aircraft, watercraft or snowmobile.

Criminal Trespass to Vehicle not only covers the entry into any passenger compartment of a vehicle (e.g., a car), put also prohibits the entry into any part of the vehicle, so long as it is done without the authority of the owner. This means that if someone enters the trunk of a car, without the owner’s permission, he or she is just as guilty of Criminal Trespass to Vehicle as if they had entered the passenger compartment of the car.

The Sentence

CLASS A MISDEMEANOR

  • Up to 364 days in county jail
  • Fine of up to $2,500

Probation Possible? Yes.

Supervision Possible? Yes.

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