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Home invasion is a complex crime and involves several elements to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. For instance, a prosecution for home invasion, which requires imposition of a mandatory minimum 20 years in state prison upon conviction in Massachusetts, requires that the prosecution prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a defendant entered a dwelling knowing it was occupied (or likely to be occupied), while armed at the time of entry with a dangerous weapon, and threatened use of force/physical injury on any of the occupants in the dwelling. There are other elements as well, and the distinctions and elements of proof between the more severely punished home invasion and the less severely punished (felony) of breaking and entering are critical.
Accordingly, it is highly recommended you hire an experienced violent crimes lawyer who understands all the mechanics and distinctions of the various related charges and will use creative strategies to zealously defend you in court. Brad Bailey a home invasion lawyer, who has achieved impressive results defending such charges including in Com v. C.S., a college student in Western Massachusetts facing indictment in Worcester for home invasion. Mr. Bailey was successfully able to advocate a second-chance for his client, avoid Superior Court prosecution and secure a sentence of Probation for his client.
He pledges to do all he can to attempt/achieve similar results in your cases, and use his unmatched experience as a former state and federal prosecutor and longtime defense attorney to protect you against the charges you are facing and aggressively fight for your rights, freedom and reputation. Mr. Bailey has over 33 years of experience in criminal law and has received the coveted “Outstanding Prosecutor” award as a federal prosecutor in Boston. He is a New England Super Lawyer and a repeat Massachusetts Super Lawyer. To speak with Mr. Bailey, please set up a confidential phone consultation with him today.
Home invasion in Massachusetts is a crime pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 Section 18C. The statute says that anyone who enters the home of someone else, either knowing or having reason to know that someone is home and remains in the home while armed with a dangerous weapon, and uses or threatens force upon someone in the home is guilty of home invasion. To convict someone of home invasion in Massachusetts the district attorney prosecuting the case must prove four things beyond a reasonable doubt.
If you are convicted of the crime of home invasion there is a minimum sentence of 20 years in state prison and up to life in prison.
Brad Bailey is the go-to defense attorney for white collar crimes, federal crimes, as well as serious state felony charges. He is without question one of the most experienced criminal defense attorneys in Boston.