My nephew is 17 was charged with burglary to a building he has a juvenile record will he go to prison? He is on juvenile probation now as well
The new crime is a problem because it is both a violation of his current probation AND a new crime.
He could be locked up if the probation is revoked and, since 17 is an adult for the purposes of criminal law, he could end up locked up with adults on the new crime.
Burglary of a building is a State Jail Felony punishable by 180 days to 2 years unless:
1. The state proves that the defendant was attempting theft of controlled substances, which bumps it up to a 3rd degree felony punishable by 2 to 10 years in the state penitentiary or ...
2. The building was a habitation, which makes it a 2nd degree punishable by 2 to 20 years in the pen!
Your cousin is off to a bad start in life and needs the best attorney the family can afford. He probably also needs new friends.
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