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Breaking and Entering

If you are facing charges of breaking and entering in the state of Michigan, you will require the guidance of an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney. Even if you have not been charged yet, contact a competent lawyer who can help you avoid charges during the investigative stage. Grabel & Associates is recognized as one of Michigan’s best criminal defense firms, and our talented team will work to ensure you earn the best result in your Michigan breaking and entering case.

Attorney Defending Breaking and Entering Charges in Michigan

You need an attorney who understands the laws surrounding a break and enter charge in Michigan, and can protect you from criminal penalties that could include prison sentencing and fines. Breaking and entering cases can be difficult, especially without an experienced lawyer who can help you understand the effects of any decision on your future. A criminal conviction of any kind will cause serious damage to your reputation, and we want to protect you from the harm that a Michigan court case can bring. Contact us if you are facing criminal charges, or believe you could be under investigation for breaking and entering charges.

Michigan Breaking and Entering Definition

For a person to be convicted of breaking and entering, a prosecutor must demonstrate that the person first broke into a building using force, and then entered that building. When defining “breaking” into a building, force can include actions such as breaking down a door, but can also be something as small as opening a door or window, even one that was already partially open. You can also be charged with breaking into a building if police or prosecuting attorneys can demonstrate you fraudulently entered a building.

After you have broken into a building, you must enter in order to be charged with a breaking and entering crime. However, your physical person does not need to enter the building, simply placing an object in the building or putting your hand through the door or window qualifies as entering.

If police and prosecutors can prove you broke into and entered a building, you could face life-changing criminal penalties. Contact Grabel & Associates if you believe you may be accused you breaking and entering in Michigan, and we will work to build an effective criminal defense strategy. We understand that police make mistakes in the investigative stage, and that prosecutors can overlook certain aspects of a case. We will work to expose all police and prosecutor mistakes in order to protect your rights throughout the criminal process. We represent clients in pre-file, trial, and post-conviction stages of all criminal cases, and have the knowledge necessary to earn the best outcome at any stage.

Criminal Penalties for Breaking and Entering in Michigan

According to the Michigan Penal Code (750.115), anyone who breaks and enters or enters without breaking any dwelling, house, hotel, office, store, warehouse, barn, factory, boat, railroad car, other building, or other structure whether occupied or unoccupied at the time without permission to enter from the owner or authorized persons(s) is guilty of a misdemeanor.

After you break and enter a building, your actions inside that building or intentions assumed by police and prosecutors will determine your sentence. For example, anyone who breaks and enters with intent to commit a felony or larceny could face up to 10 years in prison, according to Section 750.110 of the Michigan Penal Code. Anyone who enters (without breaking) into any dwelling, house, barn, boat, or any other building or structure with the intent to commit a felony or larceny is guilty of a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $2,500, according to Section 750.111 of the Penal Code. Anyone who breaks and enters into an outside showcase or counter with intent to commit larceny is guilty of a misdemeanor and could face up to 6 months in prison and a fine of up to $750.00, according to Section 750.114 of the Michigan Penal Code.

There are many laws surrounding a break and enter case in Michigan, so contact an exceptional criminal defense lawyer who will help you understand the details of your case. Grabel & Associates has been defending Michigan’s accused for over a decade, and will relentlessly defend your rights and freedoms in any of Michigan’s 83 counties.

Our Approach to Michigan Break and Enter Charge

Every breaking and entering case is unique, and we will help you understand the legal issues surrounding your breaking and entering case. Our individualized legal consultation will effectively guide you through the criminal process and alleviate much of the stress brought on by criminal accusations. We know how to deal with charges of breaking and entering buildings and structures, home invasion, breaking and entering with intent to commit misdemeanors, and breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, larceny, or assault. Our lawyers have worked on complex Michigan cases, and will aggressively defend you with a comprehensive legal strategy.

Contact us now and we will conduct a detailed investigation of your case. We never trust only the police report or other case information until we have looked at every aspect of your case ourselves. Our talented attorneys know what works in Michigan courts to achieve impressive results, and will find every detail of your case that could help you avoid a criminal conviction. Grabel & Associates is recognized as one of Michigan’s best firms because we consistently provide our clients with the best possible legal service. Scroll through our proven results and see exactly what we can do for you in your Michigan case. We have achieved countless case dismissals, dropped charges, and court victories in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and throughout the state of Michigan.

Contact Scott Grabel Criminal Defense Attorney in Michigan

Don’t let a breaking and entering charge result in severe criminal penalties, contact Michigan’s premier criminal defense firm now. Our dynamic legal strategies have been proven in Michigan courts, and we will immediately begin working with you to defend your rights and freedom.

An experienced case analyst is available 24/7 to speak with you about your case at our toll-free number, 1-800-342-7896. You can also set up a free consultation with acclaimed Michigan attorney Scott Grabel for your break and enter case. We will use innovative legal tactics to earn an exceptional criminal defense outcome, so don’t hesitate to contact our firm. Grabel & Associates is a top-quality choice for anyone facing breaking and entering charges in the state of Michigan.


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