I got a burglary charge thrown out this morning when I brought it to the attention of the State that the alleged “victim” had given my client permission to be in the house. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with a little detective work — and how many people don’t do it.
My client’s charge of theft in the 3rd (an aggravated misdemeanor) was reduced to a simple misdemeanor after I managed to shoot some holes in the State’s case. My client had a very extensive criminal history, and had he been convicted, would have been looking at some serious jail time. After a few depositions, the prosecutor was getting nervous, and I managed to convince him to get rid of the case. I would have loved to try that one, but my client went home with a token fine and no serious harm to his record.