You are being charged with the aggregiate total of all items taken because the state is operating under the theory that you both worked in conjunction with each other. It is very possible to get this type of charge reduced and if you've never been in trouble before you will likely be eligible for a juvenile diversion program.
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I agree with Ms. Glenn. Remember, sometimes you can beat the wrap, but not the ride. Just because there is probable cause to arrest you may or may not mean it can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
Feel free to contact my office to set up a consultation, (239) 732-6631. I am located just steps from the Collier County Courthouse, and located across the hall from DJJ.
If the two of you were acting in concert (together for the same purpose), the state can charge you as codefendants making each responsible for the total value of the items taken. If you have never been in trouble before, you both may be eligible for a pretrial diversion program. A program will allow you to have your charges dismissed and your record clean. Speak to an attorney as soon as possible to evaluate your eligibility.
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