My girlfriend boke into my apartment when I was at my parents in another city. Is this a felony or a misdeamor? Why? What legal action can I take?

Asked on May 31, 2009 under Criminal Law, Illinois

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If you are prepared to take this seriously then you can call the police and report it.  Did she take anything?  I dont have enough facts to say the degree that the charge could be without knowing more however, the charge is a misdemeanor at the very least.  However, the police may not charge her becasue she may  claim she had permission if she got into the place with a key.  If she broke the door down or hopped in a window, thats different...  Without knowing more, i cannot give you a dfinitive answer.


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