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Well, there are several charges he could face: misdemeanor criminal mischief, for kicking the door, assault and/or battery for the skirmish, and even felony burglary of a dwelling. He may have a good defense to the burglary but the elements are an unlawful entry with an intent to commit an offense therein.
Whether he is charged with anything depends on whether the tenant makes a police report.
Here is a brief summary of the penalties depending on the offense:
Class B misdemeanor: Up to six (6) months imprisonment in the county or municipal jail, or a fine up to $1000, or both.
Class C misdemeanor: Up to three (3) months imprisonment in the county or municipal jail, or both.
Class A Felonies: Not less than ten (10) years and not more than life or ninety-nine (99) years imprisonment in the state penitentiary and may include a fine not to exceed $20,000.
Class B Felonies: Not less than two (2) years and not more than twenty (20) years imprisonment in the state penitentiary, and may include a fine not to exceed $10,000.
Class C Felonies: Not less than one (1) year and one (1) day and not more than ten (10) years imprisonment in the state penitentiary, and may include a fine not to exceed $5,000.
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