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Category: Theft Crimes
Section: Home Invasion

Definition: Home Invasion
:Home invasion is generally an unauthorized and forceful entry into a dwelling. It is a crime governed by state laws, which vary by state. The following is an example of a Michigan statute dealing with home invasion:
750.110a Definitions; home invasion; first degree; second degree; third degree; penalties. Sec. 110a.
(1) As used in this section:
(a) “Dwelling” means a structure or shelter that is used permanently or temporarily as a place of abode, including an appurtenant structure attached to that structure or shelter.
(b) “Dangerous weapon” means 1 or more of the following:
A loaded or unloaded firearm, whether operable or inoperable. A knife, stabbing instrument, brass knuckles, blackjack, club, or other object specifically designed or customarily carried or possessed for use as a weapon.
An object that is likely to cause death or bodily injury when used as a weapon and that is used as a weapon or carried or possessed for use as a weapon.
An object or device that is used or fashioned in a manner to lead a person to believe the object or device is an object or device described in subparagraphs (i) to (iii).
(c) “Without permission” means without having obtained permission to enter from the owner or lessee of the dwelling or from any other person lawfully in possession or control of the dwelling.
(2) 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.
(3) 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.
(4) A person is guilty of home invasion in the third degree if the person does either of the following:
(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:
A probation term or condition.
A parole term or condition.
A personal protection order term or condition.
A bond or bail condition or any condition of pretrial release.
(5) Home invasion in the first degree is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 20 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
(6) Home invasion in the second degree is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 years or a fine of not more than $3,000.00, or both.
(7) Home invasion in the third degree is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.
(8) The court may order a term of imprisonment imposed for home invasion in the first degree to be served consecutively to any term of imprisonment imposed for any other criminal offense arising from the same transaction.
(9) Imposition of a penalty under this section does not bar imposition of a penalty under any other applicable law.

Topic Expanded: Home Invasion
The home invasion defense lawyers at The Mullen Law Group excel in representing clients in all aspects of home invasion cases. Home invasion is a serious charge that can have severe consequences. The Mullen Law Group’s home invasion lawyers have extensive experience defending clients from home invasion allegations and are committed to providing an aggressive defense on the clients behalf. In a home invasion case it is essential to have a dedicated attorney that engages early and strives to get the case either dismissed or settled out of court. Have Wisconsin’s premier home invasion attorneys prove their success in settling cases out of court and preventing charges from ever being filed.

If charges of a home invasion related crime have been filed or are in process, an experienced home invasion defense team will be able to improve the outcome. Remember, it is easier to prevent a home invasion charge from being filed than it is to receive a not guilty verdict in court once it has already been charged.

Recommendation: Home Invasion
It is extremely important to hire a criminal home invasion attorney to represent your best interests. The primary goal is to keep you out of the criminal court system so you can move on with your life without the danger of a lengthy prison sentence or a criminal record. The Mullen Law Group’s home invasion lawyers maintain an extremely high rate of success. Our determined focus is to:

  • Keep a felony or misdemeanor home invasion allegation out of court
  • Use our knowledge base to settle strategically
  • Fight for the best outcome our client is facing

In some situations, it may be difficult for the prosecution to pursue or prove a home invasion case. This is due to the fact that the intent of the defendant is a key part of the charges. To be convicted of committing some type of home invasion, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intentionally made the attempt to or actually committed a home invasion. If a home invasion case goes to court, there is often no recovery of losses for the plaintiff because a judgment is ordered. The judgment can often include jail time, making recovery of losses very difficult. Settling out of court is the most beneficial option for both parties; the plaintiff has a better chance of recovering losses and the accused can avoid serving time in jail or prison.

Although the evidence may seem substantial, there are many options an attorney can use to challenge the home invasion charges. It is important to act quickly to involve a legal professional who can properly assert rights and act as a knowledgeable voice inside and outside of the courtroom. Our criminal defense lawyers have achieved amazing results in home invasion cases during the pre-file stage as well as in the courtroom. Our attorneys have the expertise to have home invasion cases completely dismissed, or pursue a lower sentence for the client.

Don’t let a home invasion charge jeopardize your future, contact us immediately to find out how an exceptional home invasion attorney can help you.

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