Home invasion is a serious criminal charge in Michigan, and any degree of home invasion could result in a felony conviction. A person commits a home invasion crime when, without authority, he or she knowingly enters a home of another, when he or she knows or has reason to know that the home is occupied, and intentionally causes a crime within the dwelling.
Criminal penalties for Michigan home invasion are quite severe:
- First degree home invasion(felony): Imprisonment for up to 20 years and possible fines up to $5,000.
- Second degree home invasion(felony): Imprisonment for up to 15 years and possible fines of up to $3,000.
- Third degree home invasion(felony): Imprisonment for up to 5 years and possible fines of up to $2,000.
You can also learn more about the Michigan definition and home invasion and the associated penalties from the Michigan Legislature – Section 750.110a
Anyone arrested and charged with breaking and entering a home will most likely face serious criminal penalties and should seek the guidance of a Michigan criminal defense lawyer immediately.