Officers arrested a juvenile for his alleged involvement in the burglary of a mansion. The defendant is accused of causing over $100,000 in damage and stealing over $20,000 worth of goods. Witnesses claim they saw the suspect carrying the stolen goods down the street. Officers arrested the juvenile on charges of burglary, conspiracy, grand theft over $20,000, felony criminal mischief and trespass of a conveyance.
RESULT: The attorney requested the client not make a statement to police. The defense convinced the State to DROP all of the charges besides trespass of a conveyance. The client served a minimal probationary sentence for this crime. The defense also managed for the client not to have to testify against his codefendants, despite repeated requests from the prosecution.