Anyone facing accusations of breaking and entering a home could face serious criminal penalties and should seek the guidance of a criminal defense lawyer immediately. Michigan law makes it difficult to defend home invasion charges, and you will need a talented Michigan team if you want to get a great result. If you want to stay out of jail and save your reputation from the damage a criminal conviction can cause, call Grabel & Associates immediately. Our experienced team can win your Michigan home invasion case, and you will not unjustly suffer from accusations of breaking and entering.
Breaking and Entering Laws and Charges in Michigan
Home invasion is a serious criminal charge in Michigan, and any degree of home invasion could result in a felony conviction. In order to be convicted of breaking and entering, you must first use force to break 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, whether it was fully closed or not. Additionally, you can be charged with home invasion if police can prove you used constructive breaking by fraudulently entering a home. As soon as you enter the building or even place an object inside the building, you have fulfilled the second half of a breaking and entering crime.
Lawyer for Charges of Home Invasion or Robbery
Breaking and entering is the basis for home invasion charges, and police and prosecutors will aggressively work to punish you if you are accused of a home invasion in Michigan. The criminal penalties that can result from a home invasion conviction in Michigan could be life changing, and may require you to serve a long jail sentence. Grabel & Associates will work to ensure that you are provided with the best Michigan home invasion defense, and will earn you an impressive case result.
Criminal Penalties for Michigan Home Invasion
Home invasion in Michigan is separated into three degrees with differing punishments. Grabel & Associates will defend clients charged with 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree home invasion. The degrees of home invasion are defined by the Michigan Penal Code (750.110a) as follows:
A person is guilty of 1st degree home invasion if he or she breaks and enters a dwelling with intent to commit a felony, larceny, or assault; or breaks and enters a dwelling without permission and at any time during the breaking and entering commits a felony, larceny, or assault and is armed with a dangerous weapon; or if another person is lawfully in the dwelling at the time of the breaking and entering.
A person is guilty of 2nd degree home invasion if he or she breaks and enters a dwelling with intent to commit a felony, larceny, or assault; or if he or she enters without permission to commit a felony larceny or assault; or if he or she breaks and enters without permission and during the breaking and entering commits a felony, larceny, or assault.
A person is guilty of 3rd degree home invasion if he or she does either of the following:
- Breaks and enters a dwelling with intent to commit a misdemeanor in the dwelling, enters without permission with intent to commit a misdemeanor in the dwelling, or breaks and enters without permission and during the breaking and entering commits a misdemeanor.
- Breaks and enters a dwelling without permission and at any time while entering, present in, or exiting the dwelling violates any of the following ordered to protect a person or persons: a probation term or condition, a parole term or condition, a personal protection order term or condition, a bond or bail condition, or a pretrial release condition.
The penalties for home invasion in varying degrees are as follows:
- First degree home invasion (felony): Imprisonment for up to 20 years and possible fines up to $5,000.
- Second degree home invasion (felony): Imprisonment for up to 15 years and possible fines of up to $3,000.
- Third degree home invasion (felony): Imprisonment for up to 5 years and possible fines of up to $2,000.
If you want to avoid these severe criminal penalties, you will need a lawyer to fight against police and prosecutors and earn your freedom. Contact our Michigan firm now and let us begin aggressively defending your case.
Our Proven Approach to Home Invasion Charges in Michigan
We will give you an edge in your home invasion case, and will look at every possible legal option to ensure you are given the best advice. Home invasion cases are extremely complex, and a lawyer who will approach your case with an attention to detail is vital. You need an attorney who will investigate the smallest details of your case; a lawyer who knows how to achieve a case dismissal, court victory, lessened charge, or successful appeal. Our dynamic and innovative criminal defense tactics have developed through defending thousands of criminal cases. Our Michigan lawyers practice only criminal defense law, and have the knowledge necessary to achieve unrivaled outcomes in any home invasion case.
Effective Criminal Defense for Clients Charged with Home Invasion in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan
We have proven our criminal defense techniques in countless Michigan cases, and our results show the advantage that Grabel & Associates will give you. Don't risk your results by failing to hire the best Michigan criminal defense team. Contact us as soon as you can, whether you are under investigation, have already been charged with home invasion, or have just been convicted of home invasion.
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Call us at 1-800-342-7896 from anywhere in Michigan, 24/7 to speak with a case analyst who can review the circumstances of your home invasion case. Renowned trial attorney Scott Grabel will provide you with a free consultation, and explain what your best legal steps will be. You need an innovative defense team that will aggressively uphold your rights in court. Contact us and start defending your Michigan criminal case.