If a 17-year-old did breaking and entering into an empty, vacant hotel while under the influence of alcohol is this a felony? 6 Answers as of August 22, 2014

Broke into a vacant hotel. It's been closed for years.

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Elhart & Horvath, P.C.
Elhart & Horvath, P.C. | Mattias Johnson
The punishment, i.e. felony or not, will depend on the circumstances of the breaking and entering. Specifically, did he have an intent to do anything illegal once inside. This is a case where you would benefit greatly from hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area to at least weigh your options.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/22/2014
Austin Legal Services, PLC
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
It could be depending on the other facts. Regardless of whether it's a felony or a misdemeanor, he needs experienced legal representation.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/22/2014
Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
It could be if charged with Breaking and Entering an unoccupied building or a number other such crimes. As far as the alcohol goes, it does not preclude a felony charge.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/22/2014
Dennis John Woods, Attorney at Law | Dennis John Woods
Yes, it is. Somebody didn't want him in there and put a lock on the door. He wasn't wanted but he went in anyway. It's a felony.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/22/2014
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
It will be up to the prosecutor to determine the charge, get an attorney, it is just the rest of your life!
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/22/2014
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