My question involves criminal law for the state of: California (south lake Tahoe)
Hi, basically i woke up in jail the other night after blacking out, didn't remember how i got there but assumed it was a drunk in public or something of the sort .... when i asked the C.O. what my charge was he told me first degree burglary ...... needless to say i almost had a heart attack ... i had just signed a 1 year lease on a new apartment and was still (am still) in the process of moving. the new place is about 6 blocks from my old place. The house i supposedly burglarized is right in between the old and new houses.... soooo...
Last thing i remember i was cleaning out the old house with my girlfriend and baby, we were arguing, i was drunk, she took the car and the baby to the new house , i think i finished the bottle of liquor and began walking to the new house ... blacked out, woke up in jail
I have one prior drug felony from when i was 19 .... now 29 , have not been in trouble since, until now .... I had NO weapons, NO tools, NO backpack or car and CERTAINLY NO intent to steal anything. i guess... i mistook the house in my black out I had only been to the new house twice and only spent one night in it
After 2 nights in jail they released me because i guess the D.A. had not done some paperwork in time ... now i dont know what to do when they refile... they told me they have a year to do so , and im assuming they will.
ANY ADVICE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED