Can felony charges be reduced to dropped for a first-time offender if the victim doesn't want to prosecute?
I entered my church at night and took a TV. i was arrested at the scene for BURGLARY, TRESPASSING, POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS, AND THEFT. The D.A. has charged me with BURGLARY AND THEFT. i have a clean record and the act was done under the influence of alcohol and the church is trying to have the charges dropped. Could the charges be changed to misdemeanors or dropped all together? And is jail time likely? Should I speak with a criminal law attorney? In Yuma, AZ.