Juvenile Court — Reckless Burning of School Property (2nd Degree)
RESULT | Diverted and Dismissed
A young man was charged with reckless burning for damaging some school property. The prosecutor’s office originally was unwilling to offer diversion, which is an option for a first offender where the case is ultimately dismissed upon completion of certain conditions. A barrier to resolving the case in this manner was a large amount of unpaid restitution for the damage. Defense counsel worked with the family and school district to figure out the amount the district paid to repair the damages and get the school reimbursed by the juvenile’s family. The case was then accepted for diversion and was ultimately dismissed.