Our client was charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny, both unclassified felony charges. The charges stemmed from our client’s efforts to help a friend retrieve items from an apartment where the friend used to live. Our client provided transportation for the friend. However, the friend took items that were not his, and our client ended up being charged.
Our client is a young freelance web designer, and was worried about getting charged with two felonies. He came to the Roanoke criminal defense lawyers at Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico for help with his breaking and entering and grand larceny charges.
We reviewed his case and determined that there was no animus furandi, or in other words intent to steal. With no intent to steal, the prosecution couldn’t meet the elements of the offense and prove our client’s guilt. The breaking and entering and grand larceny case was dismissed upon payment of restitution.
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