Like home invasion and other property crime charges, breaking and entering is very serious. What many don’t know, however, is that breaking and entering are two distinct actions, and one without the other, or both together, can lead to different charges and possible penalties. It is critical to speak with a property crimes lawyer and find out what criminal charges you are up against in your specific situation, as well as what you can do to protect yourself from breaking and entering conviction in Clinton Township. Grabel & Associates is available now to begin working with you or your loved one after property crime allegations. We have extensive experience fighting for Clinton’s accused in both misdemeanor and felony cases, and are prepared to do everything we can to protect you and fight for your freedom throughout every stage of your case.
Don’t let a breaking and entering accusation dramatically change your life, work with a lawyer who can help to guide you through exactly what you need to say and do to avoid serious penalties and wrongful conviction. Under the direction of experienced trial lawyer Scott Grabel, our team will aggressively defend your rights and protect your future as you battle back against breaking and/or entering charges in Clinton. For over 10 years, clients statewide have trusted our firm to deliver exceptional criminal defense representation, and we remain committed to utilizing only the most effective strategies in delivering top quality legal services.
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The criminal charge of breaking and entering involves two distinct actions, which the prosecutor must prove. First, it needs to be evident that a person broke into a building. However, this does not necessarily mean that property damage must occur. While kicking down a door or smashing a window would obviously be evidence of breaking in, even opening an unlocked door or window or pushing a partially opened door open can be considered breaking in to a building or structure. In addition, fraudulently entering a building can lead to charges of breaking and entering.
The second part of this charge, entering, is usually not too complicated. If a person physically is inside the building or structure at any point, or if they place an object in a building or break the plane of a door or window, they have entered that building.
Both of these actions must be present for a breaking and entering charge to result. If a person enters without breaking, criminal charges are still possible, though entering without breaking can be a slightly less serious offense depending on the specifics of the case. Additionally, breaking without entering can lead to property damage charges. Always work with a lawyer to figure out what criminal charges you are dealing with and what legal options may be available to you throughout your case. Our firm is available 24/7 to start providing legal guidance to clients in Clinton and statewide after breaking and entering accusations or investigation.
Breaking and entering or entering without breaking are both misdemeanor charges, which can result in fines, jail time, restitution, and a criminal record in addition to any penalties incurred by actions that took place once inside the building. Breaking and entering is often an additional charge tacked onto charges of home invasion, robbery, assault, or other offenses. Our attorneys can defend you as you fight back against multiple accusations, repeat offense charges, or other unique situations. Get in touch now for a free consultation.
One look at our proven results should demonstrate why we are trusted as a premier defense provider for clients facing all types of theft and property crime allegations statewide. We will develop a unique defense strategy tailored to your legal needs, and are committed to providing top-quality service throughout every stage of your battle for justice. Get in touch with founding attorney Scott Grabel or another member of our highly qualified team for a free initial analysis now.
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