If you have unlawfully entered the house of another person, you could be subject to a breaking and entering conviction and substantial criminal penalties. Home invasion laws in Michigan revolve around the concept of breaking and entering, and you need a lawyer who fully understands how to define both, and can then prove you were not involved in breaking or unlawfully entering a home. Grabel & Associates will work to demonstrate that you did not intend to commit a first-degree home invasion, and save you from unnecessarily harsh charges or wrongful conviction. Out top-quality Michigan criminal defense firm has been defending clients in cases like yours for over a decade, and we look forward to continuing our success in your case.
If you use force to break into a dwelling, and then enter that dwelling or place an object inside, you could be convicted of home invasion. Using force to enter a home includes breaking a window, kicking down a door, or other violent actions, but can also include pushing up a partially opened window, or pushing open a door. Additionally, if you enter a home fraudulently, you could be charged with breaking into a home.
If any part of you enters into the dwelling after you have used force to break inside, or if you place anything inside that dwelling, you have completed the second part of a break and enter crime, and will be subject to the corresponding criminal penalties. Grabel & Associates will protect you during the investigative stage of your case, to ensure police do not get you to say what they need to hear to convict you. Police and prosecutors are extremely aggressive investigators, and their tactics can force you to wrongfully incriminate yourself unless you hire an exceptional lawyer to guide you. We will also defend you in court, fighting against criminal conviction or pushing for a favorable sentence in your home invasion case. Our statewide attorneys know what works in Michigan courts, and have successfully defended clients throughout Michigan’s 83 counties. If you have already been convicted of breaking and entering or home invasion, contact us to discuss our post-conviction services and how we can help you in an appeal or in pursuing an expunged record.
According to the Michigan Penal Code (750.110a), anyone who enters a dwelling without permission with intent to commit a felony, larceny, or assault, or enters without permission and at any time commits a felony, larceny, or assault, is guilty of home invasion in the first degree if they are either armed with a dangerous weapon, or there is another person lawfully present in the dwelling. This is an extremely serious crime requiring the representation of a seasoned trial attorney.
If convicted of home invasion in the first degree, you could face a prison sentence of up to 20 years and a fine of up to $5,000. Additionally, you could be forced to serve your home invasion in the first-degree sentence after the sentence for any co-occurring larceny, assault, or felony that occurred. Contact us to fight against lengthy jail sentences and substantial fines. Grabel & Associates is experienced in achieving impressive court victories or favorable sentences for even the most difficult criminal charges.
When you face first-degree home invasion charges, you will require an exceptional lawyer in order to avoid prison and fines. We know that every break and enter case is unique and will require an individualized approach in cooperation with a talented lawyer. With Grabel & Associates, your attorney will constantly consult with you regarding your first-degree home invasion case, to ensure that our legal strategy lines up with your goals. We will explore every legal option after conducting a thorough investigation of your case, and will work with you to develop a defense approach that suits your needs.
Our experience gives us valuable insight into Michigan criminal law, and we know how to approach criminal cases at every stage. We will thoroughly explain to you any legal issue affecting your case so that you can make intelligent, informed decisions about your future with an accurate understanding of what any action will mean for your results. We will protect you throughout the criminal process to ensure you do not suffer from an unjust sentence or wrongful conviction.
Our Michigan criminal defense approach has been successful in countless cases. Look at some of our proven results and see exactly what we can do for you in your first degree home invasion case. Grabel & Associates has earned a reputation as one of Michigan’s best firms by employing our criminal defense skill in courts statewide.
You need a lawyer who understands the damage that a first-degree conviction could cause. Without an attorney equally invested in your final result, you could end up accepting a damaging deal or unfair sentence. We will fight until you achieve the outcome that best suits your needs, and your attorney will keep your result in mind throughout every stage of your case.
Call us, toll free, at 1-800-342-7896 to speak with an experienced case analyst who can explain how our first-rate defense can help your unique case. Contact us online and set up a free consultation with trial lawyer Scott Grabel for additional insight into our premier firm, and let us begin defending your case now. We will aggressively defend anyone in Michigan accused of first-degree home invasion, and will dedicate our complete focus and attention to every case we take. Contact us right now to get started.