Property Crimes Case Results
STATE v. J.S.
Maximum Sentence: 10 years prison and a fine of $20,000.00 as well as a term of probation.
Synopsis: Client and a co-defendant were accused of breaking into local homes in order to steal cash, drugs and alcohol. Client was a recent high school graduate with no criminal history but a newly documented drug and alcohol problem.
Result: Case was placed on deferred disposition for a period of one year. After one year, the felony was dismissed and the client pled guilty to misdemeanor theft for a fine.
State v. A.B.
Client was charged with a single count of Aggravated Criminal Mischief. The allegation was that the client was arrested for public intoxication. However, he was so drunk that he fell and sustained injuries. He was transported to a local hospital for medical attention. During the transport, the client regained consciousness and became violent, kicking and ultimately breaking expensive medical equipment in the ambulance. Client was facing up to 5 years in prison if convicted of the crime. I was able to successfully argue that the client's state of mind did not equate to the reckless state the statute required. The DA relented and ultimately dismissed the case.