What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Arkansas
I have been charged and went to an arrainment for commercial burglary. The reason for this is because a few of my friends and myself entered a building that appeared to be abandoned/closed down. One of my friends while there signed his name(stupid i know) and that led police back to us. I told police the truth about everything which is that we went in the building because my friends like to skateboard and I like to take photos. The building has obvious signs of alot of other people being in the building before us, even a homeless man was found dead in the building. The police are saying that we took $1500 worth of property. Unknown to me 2 of the people in my group did pick up small random things like magnets and playing cards which they told the police and returned. My point is this-they have no proof that I took anything because I didnt, the building is open we did not break it.
I realize entering a building that does not belong to me is stupid and believe me after this has happened I will never do it again.
BUT am I going to do jail time for this? The judge said i'm being charged with felony commercial burglary which is I can get 3-10 years for!! I have already been arraigned and my court date is march.