Arlington VA Felony Burglary Charge DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

ARLINGTON, VA
CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT:

Felony Burglary Charge for breaking and entering at night with intent to commit a felony was DROPPED at the Preliminary Hearing for insufficient evidence to prosecute.

Arlington County General District Court at 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA.

Va Law § 18.2-89. Burglary; how punished.
If any person break and enter the dwelling house of another in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony or any larceny therein, he shall be guilty of burglary, punishable as a Class 3 felony; provided, however, that if such person was armed with a deadly weapon at the time of such entry, he shall be guilty of a Class 2 felony.

Penalties avoided:
Punishment for conviction of felony; penalty: For Class 2 felonies, imprisonment for life or for any term not less than 20 years and a fine of not more than $100,000. For Class 3 felonies, a term of imprisonment of not less than five years nor more than 20 years and a fine of not more than $100,000.