ISSUES: The client was a young teen who had been hanging out with his “friends.” The “friends” decided to go to a vacant house and start a fire. The client parted ways with the “friends” and went to his own house where he relayed what was going on to his family, who in turn called the police. The “friends” who were caught pointed blame at the client, in addition to each other. The State brought charged the client, in complete disregard for the fact that the client tried to save the property by telling a responsible adult. The State offered a plea deal that may have been fair for the charges but was unfair and unjust for someone clearly innocent. The firm set the case for trial.
OUTCOME: As trial drew near, the State dropped the charges.
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