Breaking and Entering / Home Invasion Defense

The Law Offices of Joseph A. Simon aggressively defends Breaking and Entering / Home Invasion charges in Washtenaw County, including Ann Arbor, Saline, Chelsea, Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township and the surrounding counties of Lenawee, Livingston, Jackson, and Wayne.

Stemming from the common law crime of Burglary, Breaking and Entering can be a serious felony in Michigan.  If the property alleged to have been entered is a dwelling, Breaking and Entering is charged as “Home Invasion” carrying potential maximum penalties of up to 20 years in prison.  An attorney’s experience and reputation are the best answer to such serious charges.

A person who breaks and enters another’s home with the intent to commit a felony, theft offense, or assault and either possesses a weapon or does so while another person is lawfully present in the home, can be charged with Home Invasion in the First Degree, a felony with a maximum penalty of up to 20 years imprisonment.

A person who breaks and enters another’s home with the intent to commit a felony, theft offense, or assault can be charged with Home Invasion in the Second Degree, a felony with a maximum penalty of up to 15 years imprisonment.

A person who breaks and enters another’s home with the intent to commit a misdemeanor or in violation of a probation condition, parole condition, or other legal order, can be charged with Home Invasion in the Third Degree, a felony with a maximum penalty of up to 5 years imprisonment.

For over 30 years, Joseph A. Simon has successfully defended persons charged with Home Invasion charges.  If you or a loved one are arrested or charged with Home Invasion or Breaking and Entering in Ann Arbor, or Washtenaw, Wayne, Jackson, Livingston, or Lenawee County, contact our firm at 734-887-6200 to see why so many people have chosen Mr. Simon to be their defense attorney and protector of their freedom and reputation.