What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Idaho
So a couple months ago my boyfriend was arrested and charged with some felonies (burglary and grand theft) alongside a former coworker of his. They had decided to hang out together after getting off work one night and were arrested in the early hours of the morning.
The coworker told the presiding judge that they had both gotten off work, got bored, and decided to walk to a neighborhood fairly close to their workplace and go around testing car doors to see if any were open. They found some and made off with one of the cars and many significant items from inside other ones.
My boyfriend told me that they had gone into the neighborhood and the coworker then proceeded leave my boyfriend alone for a while and then came back with a car. He said he figured the car belonged to someone the coworker knew and that's why he got in. They ended up in the parking lot of a convenience store where my boyfriend found out the car, and the other items in the car had been stolen after the coworker began emptying everything out of the car onto the ground of the parking lot and shortly after they were arrested (the arrest report states that someone had reported two suspicious males cleaning out a car and throwing the items onto the ground).
He told me since he didn't know the area at all and had no idea where to go that he just ended up sitting on the sidewalk while he waited for the coworker to return. He showed me that during that time he made calls to the coworker asking where he had gone which I believe will help prove that my boyfriend didn't do any of the theft.
The coworker took a plea deal and was sentenced to probation and released but has since been rearrested for more theft crimes. My boyfriend was released on bond and his trial will be at the end of April. He has a public defender (he had hired an attorney but couldn't retain him through the trial due to fiances) and I believe both he and his public defender have gone over the details.
I'm just wondering if there is a good chance that he can be cleared of all of the charges? He has a clean record and I (as well as many of his former coworkers don't believe that this crime is one that he's the type of person that would commit a crime and have agreed that this seems more like the coworker's doing or, if anything, that the coworker was the ringleader, as my boyfriend can be known to be easily influenced by the people he is around at the time.