She needs an attorney. I'll go over her charges shortly. Issue I am having, as a parent, of course I am concerned and want to help her (she's 20). I've spoke to one attorney in the area and of course, fee needs to be addressed. The fact is, I do not have the funds at this time to even pay down payment. I am gainfully employed and can make monthly payments but most attorney's or law firms will not be willing to work with me. Here are her charges:
1- Statute: 810.02(3)( Description: BURGLARY / DWELLING - NOT OCCUPIED - NO ASSAULT / BATTERY - NO WEAPON
2-Statute: 539.001(8)((8)A Description: GIVING FALSE VERIFICATION OF OWNERSHIP OF PAWNED ITEMS/FALSE ENTRY/VAL < $300
3- Statute: 812.019(1) Description: DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY
Serious charges yes. The bottom line is, if I cannot find a good attorney to represent her, AND accept the case based on the fact that I can only come up with a fraction up front; my daughter will most likely have to go to court with public defender and most likely will do time even though this is her first offense.