Client Acquitted of All Accounts of Burglary & Petty Theft
Burglary and Petty Theft
Not Guilty Verdict
My client was charged in San Mateo County with entering Rite Aid with the intent to a commit a larceny therein. Additionally, she was charged with petty theft from Rite Aid. My client was a United States resident and a conviction in this case could have led to negative immigration consequences for her. At trial, the District Attorney was allowed to present evidence that prior to entering Rite Aid in Pacifica that my client's sister and father had stored stolen items from Lucky's in my client's vehicle. Additionally, the District Attorney was able to show that my client, her sister and father were at the Lucky's together at the same time and exited almost contemporaneously. The Lucky's and Rite Aid adjoined each other in the shopping complex. While in Rite Aid, my client was accused of taking approximately $270 worth of make-up and other cosmetic products. My client maintained her innocence throughout trial. Fortunately, all twelve jurors felt the same way after the conclusion of evidence and argument. My client was acquitted on all counts!