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Traverse City Breaking & Entering Defense Attorney

What is Breaking & Entering with Intent in Michigan?

man breaking the houseBreaking and entering a building applies to any structure, except for a home or dwelling. You can be charged with this crime by breaking into a tent, a barn, a backyard shed, or any other other style of building.

The first question is whether the suspect had a right to enter or permission to enter the building. The second question is whether the suspected intended to commit a felony while in the building. If convicted of breaking and entering a building with intent, you can face up to 10 years in prison.

Other breaking and entering charges, and their maximum sentences, include:

  • Safe breaking – maximum sentence of life in prison, or any term of years.
  • Breaking and entering a building – maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
  • Possession of burglar tools – maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
  • B & E a motor vehicle to commit a larceny – maximum sentence of 5 years in prison (1st offense).
  • Breaking and entering a coin telephone – maximum penalty of 4 years in prison.

Experienced Legal Counsel from Patrick S. Fragel, Attorney at Law, P.C.

Breaking and entering charges require an aggressive criminal defense lawyer. Patrick S. Fragel puts his 25 years of experience into every case and works hard to build a tailored criminal defense against breaking and entering charges. Each of our clients directly participates in building their case strategy at every stage of the issue.

When you retain our firm, we offer private investigators and independent testing of evidence. You have the chance to consult with experts that can help obtain an acquittal or dismissal of the charges. At our firm, we take pride in studying the facts and building a successful defense to the criminal charges you or a loved one are facing.

If you are facing breaking and entering charges, call us at today. We have successfully defended hundreds cases over the past 25 years. We will help you protect your rights and freedom.

Case Results

Fighting Aggressively for Our Clients
  • 1st Degree CSC Not Guilty
  • 3rd Degree CSC Case Dismissed
  • Breaking and Entering Not Guilty
  • Confession Suppressed Not Guilty
  • Drunk Driving 3rd Case Dismissed
  • Felony Drug Charges Case Dismissed
  • Drunk Driving 2nd Full Acquittal
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Why Patrick S. Fragel, Attorney at Law, P.C. is the Right Choice

  • Work One-on-One with the Attorney
  • Former Prosecutor
  • 25 Years of Trial Experience
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