My son was arrested for misdemeanor shoplifting. Now he faces felony burglary charges. How did that happen?

Burglary is when a person enters a building with the intent to steal or commit a felony inside. The prosecution must feel they have evidence to show your son’s intent to steal before he entered the store. If they cannot show that intent, the burglary charge must be dismissed.  Since burglary is a felony and shoplifting is a misdemeanor, the difference between the two is huge.

See the links below for more information.

Additional posts about theft charges.

Juvenile procedure & defense.

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