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It's my fiance actually. he was arrested on october 14, 2015 on a burglary (non dwelling) charge. he had his initial appearance with the judge where he was charged with six counts of burglary. im guessing that's how many cars were burglarized. bond was set at 90,000 and he has had no legal advice since being arrested.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
has requested for a bond reduction.
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Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 2 years ago
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I'm sorry. How likely is it that he will not be granted a bond reduction, and if he is indicted, how severe would the punishment be?
Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 2 years ago

Thanks for the reply.

I need more information. In what US state has he been charged? Does he have any prior felony convictions? He's charged with breaking into 6 different cars? Is he represented by counsel?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
He has been charged in MS. He does not have any prior felony convictions. Yes, i think he is charged with breaking into six different cars, and he is not represented by counsel.
Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 2 years ago

Thanks again for the reply.

Here's the section of the law that applies to the burglary of an automobile in Mississippi. As you can see for yourself each burglary carries a maximum of 7 years of prison. Additionally, since there are 6 different cars involved here, these sentences can run consecutive. So the absolute worst case scenario would be 42 years in jail.

He has no prior felony convictions, and a 42-year sentence would be much too harsh, but with 6 of them, the DA's offer probably won't include probation, and in my experience, any offer from the state would involve a couple of years of prison. He doesn't have to accept an offer, of course, but he's unlikely to want to try this case. The DA would have 6 chances to get a conviction, any one of which is worth 7 years of prison.

In general, there has to be a change of circumstances for the better for the defendant for a judge to grant a bond reduction. If for some reason, for example, the state isn't ready to indict, that would be a good reason to get a bond reduction. But if there is nothing going on with the case that is in the defendant's favor, an application for a bond reduction will usually fail.

Your friend neds a lawyer. If he cannot afford one, he needs to let the judge know that he's indigent and ask for a public defender.

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