Anyone facing accusations or criminal charges of home invasion is facing extremely serious penalties.  Grand Rapids prosecutors and prosecutors of all surrounding West Michigan counties take home invasion charges very seriously. If you are charged with home invasion, you need to contact Shawn now at 616-438-6719! Shawn knows how to get his clients the best results possible. If you want to stay out of jail and save your reputation, you need an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney like Shawn by your side. Shawn and his team of expert lawyers are able to help you get a not guilty verdict at trial, if you are innocent, or help you get the best results possible.

Breaking and Entering and Home Invasion Laws in Michigan

Michigan’s laws dealing with home invasion are tough. You are facing prison time and a felony conviction on your record if you are charged with home invasion. The elements required to be convicted of home invasion in Michigan require a person use force to break into a building. Examples of force include, a person breaking down a door, simply opening a door, opening a window or entering a building by using fraud to enter a home.  The moment a person either places an object inside a home or enters a home, the second element of breaking and has been completed.

Michigan Home Invasion Lawyers

Local police officers and prosecutors will actively try to hammer someone with a stiff sentence if they believe someone has committed the crime of home invasion. The maximum penalty someone can face for this charge is life in prison. The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan will work hard to get you the best results possible and make sure all mitigating factors are presented in your case to lessen the punishment a person will face if convicted of this charge.

Punishments available for Grand Rapids Home Invasion

This charge is divided into three different degrees. Attorney Shawn James Haff and The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan is willing to defend anyone charged for committing the crime of Home Invasion. According to Michigan Law (750.110a),

A person who breaks and enters a dwelling with intent to commit a felony, larceny, or assault in the dwelling, a person who enters a dwelling without permission with intent to commit a felony, larceny, or assault in the dwelling, or a person who breaks and enters a dwelling or enters a dwelling without permission and, at any time while he or she is entering, present in, or exiting the dwelling, commits a felony, larceny, or assault is guilty of home invasion in the first degree if at any time while the person is entering, present in, or exiting the dwelling either of the following circumstances exists:

(a) The person is armed with a dangerous weapon.

(b) Another person is lawfully present in the dwelling.

The elements for a 2nd-degree charges are:

A person who breaks and enters a dwelling with intent to commit a felony, larceny, or assault in the dwelling, a person who enters a dwelling without permission with intent to commit a felony, larceny, or assault in the dwelling, or a person who breaks and enters a dwelling or enters a dwelling without permission and, at any time while he or she is entering, present in, or exiting the dwelling, commits a felony, larceny, or assault is guilty of home invasion in the second degree.

The elements for a 3rd-degree charge are:

(a) Breaks and enters a dwelling with intent to commit a misdemeanor in the dwelling, enters a dwelling without permission with intent to commit a misdemeanor in the dwelling, or breaks and enters a dwelling or enters a dwelling without permission and, at any time while he or she is entering, present in, or exiting the dwelling, commits a misdemeanor.

(b) Breaks and enters a dwelling or enters a dwelling without permission and, at any time while the person is entering, present in, or exiting the dwelling, violates any of the following ordered to protect a named person or persons:

(i) A probation term or condition.

(ii) A parole term or condition.

(iii) A personal protection order term or condition.

(iv) A bond or bail condition or any condition of pretrial release.

The criminal penalties for Michigan home invasion charges are:

  1. 1st degree: 20 years in Prison
  2. 2nd degree: 15 years in Prison
  3. 3rd degree: 5 years in Prison

The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan knows how to get you results and how to get you the best results possible. Call us now if you are facing these serious criminal charges at 616-438-6719.

Attorney Shawn James Haff will investigate your case. He will examine every possible defense that is available to you. He will pay attention to every little detail of your case. He will tell you what you need to do in order to get the best results possible. The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan and Attorney Shawn Haff only practice criminal law. Do not face these serious criminal charges with a public defender or court-appointed attorney! You deserve better! Call Shawn now! 616-438-6719

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