CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT:
Juvenile criminal charges for Felony Breaking and Entering and Grand Larceny were initially reduced and amended to two Misdemeanor charges of Unlawful Entry and Petit Larceny, and after compliance with agreed-upon conditions, the amended charges were DISMISSED. The juvenile client walked away with a clean record.
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§ 18.2-92. Breaking and entering dwelling house with intent to commit other misdemeanor.If any person break and enter a dwelling house while said dwelling is occupied, either in the day or nighttime, with the intent to commit any misdemeanor except assault and battery or trespass, he shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony. However, if the person was armed with a deadly weapon at the time of such entry, he shall be guilty of a Class 2 felony.
§ 18.2-95. Grand larceny defined; how punished.Any person who (i) commits larceny from the person of another of money or other thing of value of $5 or more, (ii) commits simple larceny not from the person of another of goods and chattels of the value of $1,000 or more, or (iii) commits simple larceny not from the person of another of any firearm, regardless of the firearm’s value, shall be guilty of grand larceny, punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not less than one nor more than 20 years or, in the discretion of the jury or court trying the case without a jury, be confined in jail for a period not exceeding 12 months or fined not more than $2,500, either or both.
§ 18.2-96. Petit larceny defined; how punished.Any person who:1. Commits larceny from the person of another of money or other thing of value of less than $5, or2. Commits simple larceny not from the person of another of goods and chattels of the value of less than $1,000, except as provided in clause (iii) of § 18.2-95, shall be deemed guilty of petit larceny, which shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.
§ 18.2-121. Entering property of another for purpose of damaging it, etc.A. As used in this section, “disability” means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of a person’s major life activities.B. It is unlawful for any person to enter the land, dwelling, outhouse, or any other building of another for the purpose of damaging such property or any of the contents thereof or in any manner to interfere with the rights of the owner, user, or occupant thereof to use such property free from interference.Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. However, if a person intentionally selects the property entered because of the race, religious conviction, color, gender, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or national origin of the owner, user, or occupant of the property, the person is guilty of a Class 6 felony, and the penalty upon conviction shall include a term of confinement of at least six months.