My question involves criminal law for the state of: South Carolina.
My son spent two months in a local county jail. He was on drugs, and broke into a closed business. He was under the influence of drugs and only broke the window and a glass case. There was also an investigation going on at the same time in another county. His attorney and the deputy solicitor were made aware of the investigation. The detective in the other county said that no warrants had been issued for my son, and if they were it might not be for burglary, it would possibly be for receiving stolen goods. So, he went to court and the judge was made aware of the investigation. The deputy solicitor said that he didnít feel like the other county was going to pursue charges. The judge sentenced him to 5 years probation, restitution for the window, and he must complete a drug rehab program. This was also placed under the youthful offenders act, and would come off of his record after he completed everything.
The week after he was released, he checked himself into a rehab facility. Three weeks later, the other county has charged him with 1st degree burglary and conspiracy. He is in rehab and doesnít know any of this. I have spoken with the deputy solicitor and he says this doesnít make his office look good, since he was under the impression that at the most it would be receiving stolen goods. His attorney was going to contact the judge, but I havenít heard from her due to her being in court this week.
I feel like I have been slapped in the face, and he is under the impression that he has been given a second chance to make something out of himself. I need advice on how to handle this. The deputy solicitor said that my son has a good defense case due to the detectives statement. Please help.