My boyfriend took something from a store worth 50 something $ while emitting the door lp and him started to fight lp busted his eye . They then received item back in their possession and still continually tried to detain him very violently in front of store front. He then spent 3 days in the hospital got stiches for what happens. They have the item. It was under 70 $ so y is he getting charged with robbery ? 4 court dates have gone by the store claims they don't have video of what happen in front of the store only inside. He goes to trial on the 9 of Feb can they bring up more evidences at trial or what ever they stated they had as evidence in the court dates before trail.. ?
The DA, ot the store, can bring up anything he wants at trial, as long as your bf's lawyer was properly noticed, it is relevant and not excluded by anything in the Evidence Code. Bf is in big time trouble. While the amount he took would usually result in a misdemeanor charge his use of force against the lp elevates this crime to an Estes robbery. I do hope he has a lawyer.
Your publishing details about his case does not help him. DAs read these posts and may act on the additional information you have put up here.
If he has a robbery trial set next week, I'm sure he already has a lawyer, who is in a far better position to answer your questions than a stranger on the Internet who knows nothing about the case.
Stealing a minor item would usually be a misdemeanor... but when your boyfriend forcibly tried to escape, he turned it into a second degree robbery.
If you really want to help him, STOP posting details of the case on the Internet and let his lawyer do his or her job.
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Sounds like he's being charged with robbery.
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