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Massachusetts General Law 265 s18c states that anyone who knowingly enters the home of another knowing or having reason that someone is in the house and remains in the house while armed with a dangerous weapon and uses force or threatens the imminent use of force upon a person in that house will be guilty of home invasion.
Cases involving home invasion are taken very seriously by the state. Prosecutors will work hard to prove you are guilty and seek the maximum penalties for home invasion convictions.
Seasoned Massachusetts Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer and Former Prosecutor
Throughout his prosecutorial career, Attorney Noonan argued and tried hundreds of criminal cases including homicide, attempted murder, arson, rape, armed robbery, drug crimes, driving under the influence and cases involving many other serious criminal offenses.
As a criminal defense attorney alone, Gerald J. Noonan has successfully handled more than 340 criminal trials.
The Prosecutor’s Burden is Harder When You Hire an Expert Defense Attorney
Attorney Noonan is a former assistant district attorney who understands how to launch a powerful defense in criminal matters. He has years of trial law experience in successfully represent clients in complicated criminal cases and knows how to attack the prosecution’s evidence.
The prosecution has to prove four elements in order to secure a conviction:
- The defendant knowingly entered the home of another. Entry occurs when any part of a defendant’s body, such as finger or a boot, intrudes on a home;
- The defendant knew or had reason to know that someone was in the house—or entered not knowing someone was inside but then remained in the house after learning someone was inside;
- The defendant was armed with a dangerous weapon; and
- The defendant used force or threatened the imminent use of force on any person within the home, or intentionally caused any injury to any person within the home. (Commonwealth v. Doucette)
Home invasion charges are very serious. Convictions carry a mandatory minimum sentence, so a defendant convicted of home invasion must serve a minimum of twenty years imprisonment and came serve up to a maximum of life imprisonment… We can help.
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Our knowledgeable and experienced Massachsuetts Criminal Defense Attorneys at The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan are available to assist clients throughout all of Southeast Massachusetts, including but not limited to Brockton, Taunton, Bridgewater, Weymouth, Hingham, Quincy, Plymouth, Marshfield, Attleboro, Wareham, Wrentham, Foxborough, Stoughton and all smaller cities and rural areas in Southern Massachusetts. We also serve the counties of Plymouth, Norfolk and Bristol, Massachusetts.
No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away. Call the Massachusetts Robbery Defense Lawyer to schedule a free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 588-0422 and you will have taken your first step to find out how best to confront this important matter. You can also click here to use our Free Case Evaluation Form.