Breaking and Entering Attorney in Detroit
Invading a home or building without permission can lead to extremely serious criminal penalties for clients in Detroit and statewide. Breaking and entering, commonly referred to as B&E, is an offense which can result in jail time, fines, and even a felony record, and anyone who has been accused of B&E or home invasion in Detroit should contact an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible. Grabel & Associates is a firm committed to 24/7 availability, and our lawyers are recognized as leaders in theft and property crime defense both statewide and nationally. Contact our attorneys now for a free initial case analysis and find out more about the next steps you need to take in your case. Our theft crimes attorneys are always ready to begin fighting with and for clients in Detroit and statewide after breaking and entering accusations.
Experienced defender Scott Grabel founded our firm over 10 years ago based on the principle that everyone deserves to be viewed as innocent unless proven guilty. Our team values every case we take as if it were our own freedom on the line, and is committed to doing whatever it takes to battle back against wrongful conviction or excessively harsh sentencing.
Call our 24/7 hotline or contact our firm online now for a free initial case consultation. Trial lawyer Scott Grabel or another member of our talented team will immediately begin providing you with guidance concerning your breaking and entering case.
Detroit Breaking and Entering Laws
In breaking and entering cases, there are really two distinct crimes that have been committed. The first, breaking, can be as violent as kicking down a door or smashing a window, though it can also just be opening a door or window that is already ajar. Entering includes going inside a building or dwelling, as well as putting something in a building or removing anything from a building. Essentially, if you alter anything in the building, or move anything around, you can be convicted of entering.
While a person can be charged with breaking without entering or (more commonly) entering without breaking, these two offenses are often grouped together because they so commonly occur as part of the same crime. Both are serious, and especially when committed together, can lead to harsh criminal penalties. If you or a loved one has been investigated for breaking and entering in Detroit, or arrested on suspicion of B&E in Wayne County, our lawyers are here for you. Call us right now and begin to work through the complex legal issues that may be involved in your case, as well as the specific laws pertaining to your alleged offense. We are available 24/7 for clients in both misdemeanor and felony criminal cases.
Penalties for Breaking and Entering in Detroit
According to the law that specifically deals with breaking and entering in Detroit, it is a misdemeanor offense to break and enter or enter without breaking into any of the following places: house, dwelling, store, office, tent, railroad car, factory, building, boat, ship, apartment, cottage, lodge, or ice shanty. The specific penalties that will be at stake depend greatly on what happened after the breaking and entering occurred. If accused of committing or intending to commit a larceny or felony, these charges can escalate to a felony and lead to up to 20 years in prison and a $5,000 fine for the most serious offenses. Even cases involving intent to commit a misdemeanor can lead to up to 5 years behind bars and a $2,000 fine. For buildings other than homes or dwellings, the penalties will depend greatly on the value of damage or theft of goods and property. Our lawyers will work with you to determine what legislation will be involved in your specific case.
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates are sought after by clients statewide for two reasons; first, we truly care about our clients’ results and second, we know what it takes to win. Our past results show just how effective our talented team is, even in tough felony cases, and we are prepared to begin applying our proven strategies to your case right away. Contact us now to get started.
Contact a B&E Defense Lawyer in Detroit Available 24/7
Call 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online now for a free initial case analysis. We are always available for clients in Detroit and statewide after breaking and entering allegations or a criminal investigation.