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“Property crime” is an umbrella term for offenses that damage or endanger another’s assets or property. False accusations and cases of mistaken identity are often key factors in these cases, and it may prove difficult to bring them to light successfully in court without the solid defense of a skilled attorney. At Oliver Law Group P.C., we seek not only to represent those fighting property crime convictions but to defend them from the life-altering consequences those convictions could bring.
Many crimes fall into the category of property crimes, including:
- Home invasion
- Auto theft
- Embezzlement and fraud
At Oliver Law Group P.C., our attention to detail and dedication to your case means we are committed to getting results and nothing less.
Contact our Troy property crime attorneys today to get the legal assistance you need to avoid a conviction that could alter your life forever. Call today.
Breaking and entering is a serious charge that can result in harsh penalties. If you are being faced with a home invasion or breaking and entering conviction, you need a talented team of attorneys on your side. This type of crime is one that prosecutors will push harshly against you – but you do not have to fear facing a long jail sentence with a Troy criminal defense attorney at your side.
For a conviction to be reached, there must be proof that the property was indeed broken into with force. Breaking down doors or opening windows constitutes unlawful entry into a home or building. Even if entry does not require full force, such as in the case of a partially open door or window, one foot on the property can give prosecutors grounds to argue for breaking and entering.
There are several degrees of home invasion charges in Michigan, including:
- First degree: Breaking and entering with intent to commit theft, assault, or another felony. First-degree home invasions often involve weaponry. If a felony is committed after breaking and entering but was not premeditated, it still is considered a first-degree home invasion. The penalty could be up to 20 years imprisonment and up to $5,000 in fines.
- Second degree: Breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony or assault, unarmed, constitutes second-degree home invasion. Breaking and entering and committing a felony or assault at any time in the process is also included. Penalties for second-degree home invasions include up to 15 years of imprisonment and up to $3,000 in fines.
- Third degree: Breaking and entering with the intent to commit a misdemeanor (or committing one in the process of the break-in) constitutes a third-degree breaking and entering charge. You could face up to five years in jail and $2,000 in fines.
If you want to fight back against these sentences and penalties, you need Oliver Law Group P.C. on your side.