Larceny Defense Attorneys in Michigan

Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids & Paw Paw Theft Crime Lawyers

Charges for breaking and entering, committing home invasion or burglary, stealing from a vehicle, and unlawful driving away are no laughing matter. If you, your child or any other family member was arrested for and charged with a stolen property crime, you need an experienced and hardworking attorney to come to your defense. Please contact Willis Law for a free and frank case evaluation. We can help.

If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a property crime, it is not in your best interest to speak to the police until you have discussed your situation with an experienced defense lawyer. Call us toll free at (888) 461-7744 for a free consultation with our Kalamazoo larceny defense lawyers.

Burglary Defense

Burglary is defined as entering someone else's property with the intent to commit theft or another crime. This could include other property crimes or even violent crimes. Burglary charges are not to be taken lightly. If you have been arrested for burglary, it is important to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights.

There are three types of burglary charges, all of which are serious and can have a tremendous impact on your life:

  • First-degree burglary: Typically involves breaking into a home while possessing a weapon, with the intent to commit theft. A conviction can result in a sentence of up to 20 years in prison along with a $5,000 fine.
  • Second-degree burglary: A 15-year prison sentence and a $3,000 fine can be levied against someone who commits theft or another felony after unlawfully entering someone else's property.
  • Third-degree burglary: These charges are brought against people who allegedly enter a property with the intent to commit a misdemeanor crime. Potential penalties are still serious, as third-degree burglary is a felony that can result in a five-year prison sentence and fines as high as $2,000.

On top of the criminal penalties such as prison time and fines, there are collateral consequences to burglary charges. Having a burglary conviction on your record can result in reputation damage that can make it nearly impossible to find gainful employment in the years and decades that follow a burglary arrest. We will do everything in our power to discreetly resolve your case so you can move on with your life.

Strong Advocacy for Individuals Accused of Property Crimes

From our law offices in Kalamazoo, Paw Paw and Grand Rapids, our theft defense lawyers help individuals to minimize the negative consequences of theft and stolen property charges, including:

  • Home invasion
  • Shoplifting
  • Receiving and concealing stolen property
  • Receiving and concealing stolen vehicle
  • Possessing stolen property
  • Possessing a financial transaction device without consent
  • Possessing a credit card without consent
  • Unlawful driving away of an automobile (UDAA)
  • Embezzlement
  • Retail fraud

Two of our attorneys are former prosecutors. We know what to expect from local prosecutors and the courts, and we are well-regarded within the Michigan legal system. Because of our experience, we are often able to negotiate charges down or arrange to have them dismissed outright. If a deal is not in your best interest, we have the know-how and trial skill to fight for your rights in court. No matter the approach, our goal is always to achieve an outcome that will resolve your issues and protect your personal and professional standing.

Contact a Theft Charges Defense Lawyer

At Willis Law, we have the knowledge, resources and skills to successfully defend against damaging property crimes charges. Let us put our experience and reputation to work for you. To discuss your legal options with a skilled and aggressive defense attorney, please contact us today for a free initial consultation.

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