It is a felony in Michigan for any person to break into a building with the intent to commit a crime using any explosive devices. MCL 750.11 It is also a felony for any person to knowingly have any tool in their possession used or designed to be used as a tool for breaking into a building, room, depository, etc. MCL 750.116.

In addition, it is a misdemeanor for anyone to break into a coin box, depository, or an outside showcase. MCL 750.113/750.114.

Neil Rockind, P.C. is a criminal defense firm located in Southfield, Michigan and is home to two (2) of Michigan’s most aggressive and respected criminal defense lawyers.  Neil Rockind has obtained acquittals and successfully defended people accused of participating in Breaking and Entering or Burglary in many cases.  Neil Rockind began his career in the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office as an assistant prosecutor and is nicknamed “The Rockweiler” for his aggressive and successful style.  Rockind has been named a Super Lawyer, Top Criminal Defense Lawyer, Best of Detroit by Hour Magazine, among the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan, among the Top 50 Lawyers in Michigan and among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by a national trial lawyers organization.  Colin Daniels another member of Neil Rockind P.C., has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.  If you or a loved one is charged with the crime of Breaking and Entering or Burglary contact 248.208.3800 or email us at to make an appointment and see how much we can help.