Violation: Felony Burglary, Criminal Trespassing, Misdemeanor Theft
Facing: Class C Felony Burglary Sentence of 3 to 15 years and fines in the state penitentiary and up to $10,000 in fines plus additional penalties for trespassing and theft.
Result: Felony burglary and theft charges dismissed, criminal trespass continued for 30 days until dismissed. Client left with no criminal record.
Additional Details: Client is a developmentally challenged young adult and was charged with entering an outbuilding with another young adult and stealing scrap metal. Even though the client was not of average intelligence he was still eligible to be charged as an adult. He was dismissed from his job, even though menial and was very devastated by the loss which was to continue until such time as there were no charges pending alleging theft or burglary charges. After gathering the clients IQ testing and educational records, a quick agreement was reached to dismiss the felony burglary charges and thefts, while agreeing to continue the criminal trespass charge for 30 days until dismissed, leaving the client with no criminal record and the ability to return to his job.