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What can I do after getting arrested for breaking and entering into my girlfriend’s place?

I have been living with my girlfriend for about three years. I moved from New York to come live here in Illinois with her. Although we have been living in separate apartments, we spend a lot of time at each other's place. She has a ton of stuff at my place and I have a ton of stuff at hers. We both have keys to each other's place. We broke up over the weekend and I went to her place, using my key, to retrieve my things, specifically my computer for work. She called the police on me and I was arrested for breaking and entering. How is this possible? I thought we were handling this break up maturely and I am entitled to my own property. I didn't call the police on her when she went to my place to get her stuff.



    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill | Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    261 E. Quincy ST
    Riverside, IL 60546
    (708) 443-1200
    Technically, you should have been arrested for criminal trespass to property, not burglary. 20/20 hindsight tells me you should have asked the police to go with you to her place to recover your items, but it is too late for that. ?Hire a good lawyer, who might be able to resolve the matter for you, by getting the felony burglary counts either dismissed completely, or at least reduced to trespass.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 4/23/2013
    Law Office of Vincent C. Machroli, P.C.
    Vincent C. Machroli | Law Office of Vincent C. Machroli, P.C.
    High Point Plaza
    Hillside, IL 60162-1949
    (708) 449-7400
    A skilled criminal defense attorney would need to discuss this matter with you in greater detail, & ask you many questions, before he/she could give you the proper legal advice you seek (& possibly a quote to represent you). Schedule a consultation ASAP. Once the case is resolved to your satisfaction, you'll be glad you paid the money to hire her/him & properly protect your legal rights.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 4/22/2013
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