Burglary and Home Invasion Defense Attorneys
Facing Burglary or Home Invasion Charges is Scary and Serious. The Defense Team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is Passionate, Aggressive, Experienced, and Not Afraid To Win
Protect Yourself and Your Future with a Strong, Aggressive Defense
Burglary and Home Invasion charges are serious felonies, and convictions will likely result in serving jail time or even a significant amount of time in prison. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is immediately contact LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., Michigan’s elite criminal defense law firm. Our attorneys specialize in defending people charged with criminal offenses, like burglary and home invasion. We have won dismissals and not-guilty verdicts in state and federal courtrooms across the United States. Our attorneys are ready to fight to protect you, defend your rights, and provide you with the strongest possible defense.
We have an excellent track record of successfully defending the most serious criminal matters. Our attorneys often get involved in files even before a case goes to court to avoid or lessen charges. Suppose an attorney, hired practively, is experienced and savvy. In that case, they might persuade the police and prosecutors to consider reducing potential criminal charges or consider alternatives to criminal charges. Getting legal help as early as possible is beneficial and can mean the difference between incarceration and freedom.
Burglary Charges in Michigan
The prosecution must prove two elements beyond a reasonable doubt for a burglary conviction. The first element is that a person entered into a structure without permission. The second element is that a person must have intended to commit a felony when entering the building. If the prosecutor cannot prove those elements beyond a reasonable doubt, then the prosecutor can attempt to secure a conviction of a lesser offense, such as trespass.
Home Invasion Charges
The elements of Home Invasion are similar to burglary, except that the offense must be committed in a home or structure attached to a place where people live. The offender must formulate the intent to commit a crime before or during the time person is in the home, and an assault must have occurred in the home. If a person is present in the home, the charge is more serious.
Potential Penalties for Home Invasion and Burglary
- Burglary is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. If the crime is committed with a firearm (whether that weapon is used in the commission of the crime or not), the maximum sentence is up to 20 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
- Home invasion is divided into degrees. A first-degree home invasion is punishable by up to 20 years in prison or a fine of not more than $5,000, or both. A second-degree home invasion is punishable by up to 15 years in prison or a fine of not more than $3,000, or both. A third-degree home invasion is punishable by up to 5 years in prison or a fine of $2,000.
The penalties are severe, which is why great legal representation is mandatory if you want your best chance of an acquittal or avoiding incarceration.
The Best Defense is a Great Offense
When you are faced with a possible loss of freedom, you must have the best legal representation available. You can protect yourself, your family, freedom, and rights. The only way to do that is to have the elite criminal defense firm of LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. represents you. Our attorneys pride themselves in standing between our clients and the prosecutors and police trying to convict them. We will do everything humanly possible to ensure that you are given the best defense available. LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is top of the line in respectability, quality representation, and experience. We do not take your trust in us lightly, and we will provide you with a defense that goes above and beyond what you would get with any other defense lawyer in Michigan. Our goal is a dismissal or a not guilty verdict when possible.
Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete an online Request for Assistance Form. We will contact you promptly and find a way to help you.