Fairfax, VA: Burglary and Grand Larceny charges, for breaking and entering into a store with a deadly weapon at night and stealing merchandise, were REDUCED to Misdemeanors – which were then scheduled out for DISMISSAL after a 2 year good behavior period. The juvenile client will be able to keep a clean record.
Virginia law defines burglary as illegally breaking and entering into another person’s real-estate property at night (“night” begins 30 minutes after sunset and 30 minutes before sunrise) to commit a felony, such as grand larceny. The penalty for the crime of class 3 Felony burglary is 5-20 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. If armed with a deadly weapon, the felony escalates to a Class 2 and the prison time increases – 20 years to LIFE and/or a fine of $100,000.
Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for Juvenile Charges: Possession of Alcohol by a Minor, Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Possession of Marijuana, and Other Offenses