Home Invasion Attorney in Detroit (1st, 2nd and 3rd Degrees)
Breaking and entering is a very serious offense (actually, two distinct offenses), and anyone who is accused of invading a home or dwelling will need to secure a competent legal representative as soon as possible. Grabel & Associates has experience protecting those accused of home invasion in Detroit and throughout the state of Michigan, and we know what we need to do in order to guide clients through the justice process and to a beneficial case outcome. Contact us now through our 24/7 hotline or online form and get in touch with one of our Detroit home invasion attorneys who will be able to guide you through your breaking and entering case. We are always available to begin protecting your rights and fighting for your freedom, no matter what the specifics of your misdemeanor or felony case might be.
Trial lawyer Scott Grabel began his career in the defense system well over a decade ago, and over that extensive period has remained committed to protecting the rights of Michigan’s accused. Our firm is passionate about preventing wrongful convictions, and we have a proven track record of helping clients achieve premier level results in misdemeanor and felony cases of all kinds. For theft and property crime defense, there is no better place to turn than Grabel & Associates. As soon as you or your loved one is faced with serious allegations or even a simple investigation, you should take action to get in touch with a member of our talented team.
Home Invasion Laws – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degree Breaking and Entering in Detroit
When a person breaks into and enters a home, they can be charged with home invasion. Breaking can truly mean anything that allows a person to enter a home, even just opening a door or window without permission. Entering is fairly self-explanatory, though can simply mean putting an object in a home or removing something.
First degree home invasion cases are the most serious. In order to be charged with first degree home invasion, the offense must involve intent to commit felony, larceny, or assault once inside the building, or the actual commission of a felony, larceny, or assault, along with either the condition that the offender is armed with a dangerous weapon, or the condition that another person is lawfully present in the home or building during any point.
Second degree home invasion is still extremely serious. A person is guilty of second degree home invasion when he or she breaks and enters a dwelling with intent to commit a felony, larceny or assault, or when he or she breaks and enters and actually commits a felony, larceny, or assault. No other conditions are needed for a 2nd degree home invasion conviction.
Third degree home invasion occurs when a person breaks and enters with intent to commit a misdemeanor, or when he or she actually commits a misdemeanor during the course of a home invasion. 3rd degree charges can also result when a person breaks and enters in violation of parole, probation, bail terms, or a PPO (restraining order).
Criminal Penalties for Detroit Home Invasion
If convicted of home invasion, the penalties are often very severe. For a 1st degree conviction, a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a $5,000 fine can be possible. 2nd degree conviction can lead to up to 15 years in prison and a $3,000 fine. Third degree conviction can lead to 5 years in prison, and fines of up to $2,000. All home invasion offenses also result in a felony record. Additionally, the sentences for any offenses committed during the course of a home invasion can add on with these penalties. It is crucial that anyone accused of home invasion in Detroit contact a member of our highly respected team right away.
Our Approach to Detroit Home Invasion Felony Defense
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates are committed to putting in as much time and effort as necessary to assist clients who are facing felony charges, simply because we know how much is at stake and truly care about the freedom and future of our clients. As soon as you contact our team, we will begin providing you with critically important case guidance, and will seek to answer any questions or concerns you have about your case and the defense process.
Contact Grabel & Associates for Detroit Home Invasion Defense 24/7
If you have been accused of first degree, second degree, or third degree home invasion in Detroit, call 1-800-342-7896 now or contact us online. Our firm is available 24/7 to begin working with you or your loved one.