Breaking and Entering in Ann Arbor
Breaking into a home or building and entering that home or building is a serious offense, and can lead to a number of other very serious charges including home invasion, larceny, and more. Grabel & Associates is a firm with proven skill in misdemeanor and felony cases, and we know what it takes to fight back against breaking and entering charges and related offenses in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our theft crime lawyers are always available to begin working with clients who are facing breaking and entering charges, entering without breaking charges, and other trespassing-related charges, and are committed to providing exceptional defense throughout an investigation and potential trial. Contact us now to learn more about our strategies and how we can help guide you through your case to a favorable outcome.
Whether you are facing trouble with the law for the first time or already have a conviction on record, our attorneys are prepared to walk you through the steps you need to take in your unique case in order to fight back against the harsh potential penalties that may result in Ann Arbor breaking and entering cases. For over a decade, our team has been committed to providing top-level defense to clients statewide, and under the direction of experienced trial lawyer Scott Grabel we will work through every detail of your case with you so that you are able to fight back against police and prosecutors who will try to put you behind bars. Don’t wait to get in touch with a talented attorney, as the beginning stages of your case can be critical. Our team is available 24/7 by phone or online to begin providing you with answers to some of your legal questions, and will continue to work with you throughout the defense process to ensure you achieve the most beneficial available result.
Breaking and Entering Laws in Michigan
According to Michigan breaking and entering laws it is illegal to break and enter or enter without breaking into any dwelling, office, store, hotel, house, tent, shop, barn, warehouse, ship, boat, railroad car, structure, or other building, whether it is occupied or unoccupied, without permission from the lawful owner or person with immediate control over the building or structure. Anyone who breaks and enters without permission is guilty of a misdemeanor.
There are two distinct elements involved in breaking and entering cases. First, a person must break into the home, building, or structure in question. While “breaking” may sound forceful, simply opening a door or window that is ajar could be considered breaking in. The second element, entering, involves any part of a person entering a building, or an object being placed within the building (or removed from the building).
What takes place after a person enters is critical. If a person takes anything, it can be considered larceny. If it is a home, it can be considered home invasion. If another person is present, if the defendant was at any time in possession of a dangerous weapon, or if another crime occurs after B&E occurs, the charges can be escalated along with the potential penalties that can result.
Penalties for Breaking and Entering in Ann Arbor, MI
The penalties for breaking and entering depend largely on the specifics of the offense, so you should contact an experienced defense attorney to find out more about how the law could interact with your unique situation. With up to 15 years behind bars and significant fines on the line for the most serious home invasion cases, there is a wide range of potential penalties you could face, and only by consulting an experienced lawyer can you gain an understanding of what you are up against after breaking and entering accusations.
Our Defense to Ann Arbor Breaking and Entering
At Grabel & Associates, we are committed to providing clients statewide with premier level defense. Our lawyers utilize proven strategies coupled with an individualized case approach to comprehensively represent clients who are facing all kinds of B&E charges and misdemeanor or felony allegations. Get in touch with our team as soon as possible and begin fighting for your freedom.
Contact Grabel & Associates Now for Breaking and Entering Defense
No matter where you are, an attorney is available to you toll free at 1-800-342-7896 right now. Grabel & Associates is ready to work with clients throughout Washtenaw County and statewide and we know what it takes to achieve exceptional case results in even the most difficult situations. Set up a free consultation by filling out our online contact form.