Breaking and Entering Home Invasion

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You would be amazed and disgusted by how many lawyers take their clients to court and advise them to plead guilty to avoid the time and cost of fighting the charges. I'm Jonathan Jones, Attorney at Law, and we are not one of those lawyers. We are experienced Wayne County burglary lawyers committed to protecting you against a conviction punishable with long jail time and large fines.

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Detroit Breaking and Entering Lawyers

Contact us online or CALL OR TEXT us right now at (248) 310-3399 if you or a loved one has been charged or may soon be charged with home invasion or larceny in Michigan:

Home invasion: Defined as breaking and entering, or entering into the home or dwelling of another without permission, with the intent to commit a crime. Breaking and entering is as simple as breaking a window or forcing open a door to enter the home. Importantly, any part of your body crossing into the building or dwelling can be considered "entering" for purposes of conviction. To be guilty of first-degree home invasion, the prosecutor must show that while breaking and entering, or entering, into someone else's home or dwelling, the defendant intended to commit a felony, larceny or assault, or did commit a felony, larceny or assault during the breaking and entering. Additionally, he or she must have either been armed with a deadly weapon, or someone else must have been legally present in the home or dwelling during the breaking and entering, or entering. Conviction of this crime carries a 20-year maximum prison term and/or up to a $5,000 fine.

To be convicted of second-degree home invasion, it must be demonstrated that the defendant not only had the intent to commit a felony, larceny or assault while breaking and entering into someone else's home, but also actually committed one of these crimes. The penalties associated with conviction for second-degree home invasion are up to 15 years in prison and/or up to a $3,000 fine.

A conviction for third-degree home invasion requires that the defendant must have had the intent to commit a misdemeanor crime, and actually committed a misdemeanor offense during the course of breaking and entering into someone else's home or dwelling. Conviction of third-degree home invasion carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and/or a fine of not more than $2,000.

Larceny: Defined as the unlawful taking of money or property from a person or business/organization. Larceny in a building is a felony that carries a jail term of up to two years. For a conviction of this crime, it is not necessary for you to break into the building. You might even be there with permission. For this reason, housekeepers, maintenance workers and babysitters commonly face this charge.

To be guilty, it is only necessary that you take something, however small or large, illegally from the building. Possible defenses to this crime include consent of the property owner, the defendant's good faith belief that the item belonged to him or her, or an intention to return the item.

Larceny from a person is stealing an item at the time that it is on someone's person. It is a serious felony that carries the potential for a prison term of up to 10 years.

Although we cannot guarantee an outcome, as your defense lawyers, we will do everything in our power to make your problem go away completely. We will look at every available angle, and we will treat your problem as if it's our own. With more than a decade of experience, we know how to deal with the prosecutor, city attorney, police and judge, and you will enjoy watching us do it.

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We work directly with each of our clients — when you hire us, you get us, and we'll be available to you at all times. Contact us online, or CALL OR TEXT us at (248) 310-3399 to arrange a free consultation with a Detroit breaking and entering attorney.

Our law firm serves the Detroit Metro, including Romulus, Livonia, Dearborn, Warren, Sterling Heights and all Tri-County areas in Michigan.