He admitted to the arresting officer that he broke into the home and he had the items on him. This Is his 1st time being arrested. What may he be facing?
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You need to contact a local criminal attorney immediately. A home break-in is first degree burglary and if there were folks in the house, not only is it a serious felony it is a violent felony. All of which makes a difference in how the case will be handled. The District Attorney may, but most likely will not charge your son as an adult. The Juvenile Court however may wish to house him in there local facility for an extended period of time. You need immediate help from an attorney who practices juvenile criminal law.
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