Burglary Charges reduced to Trespass - Felonies and Misdemeanors
Client was arrested in Nevada and extradited to Florida for home burglary charges based on DNA evidence found at the scene. The home had been entered via a back door during last year's hurricane Irma. Nothing was taken except the TVs appeared as if the burglar tried to remove them from the wall. The State based the burglary charge on the attempted theft of the televisions. Our client's medical records showed he had reported over the years hearing voices from the TV and we offered the medical records to show there was no intent to commit the crime of theft so the case was a simple trespass. The State reluctantly agreed and the charge was reduced.