Grand Rapids Home Invasion Defense Attorney
When most people think of home invasion, they picture someone smashing in a door or window to enter a home. While that used to be true, the laws have changed in such a way that you could be charged with home invasion even when you do not think you are invading anything at all.
I am Grand Rapids home invasion defense attorney James Champion. If you have been charged with home invasion or burglary in western Michigan, contact me for a free initial consultation.
The most important thing to know about home invasion is that you do not actually have to break anything or invade the home to be charged with a crime.
In even a simple situation where you think you have permission to enter someone's home, but the homeowner says you do not, you could be charged with home invasion. For example, if you go to party and somehow get in a fight, if the homeowner says you weren't invited to the party you could be charged with home invasion.
As with all criminal cases, it is important to not say anything to the police without first contacting an attorney. Home invasion or burglary charges can carry sentences of 10 to 20 years, so remaining silent and preserving your rights is vital.
Michigan Breaking and Entering Defense Lawyer
As a Grand Rapids home invasion defense attorney I approach cases intent on going to trial, so that the state will have to meet the high burden of proving that my clients were at the alleged location and that they were there without consent.
In home invasion cases, the most common mistake people make is admitting they actually were at a certain location, such another person's house. Once they admit that, it does not matter if they thought they had permission to be there, it only matters if the homeowner says they had permission.
Talk to an Experienced Home Invasion Defense Lawyer Now. It's Free.
The sooner you contact an attorney, the better off you'll be. There is no cost to discuss your case with me, attorney James Champion. To schedule a telephone or in-person consultation, call 888-898-5831 or fill out the contact form on this website.