Ark county sheriff arrests 25-year-old John Doe after being accused of invading into a house at night and stealing cash and jewelry. He is charged with burglary and taken into custody. He appeared before Judge Mark in the Magistrate Court.
Preparing for Trial
John Doe is released on bail but ordered to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet. He is scheduled for trial in 4 weeks time for a commitment hearing.
If you plead guilty, your punishment may be reduced.
Accused John Doe pleaded “Not Guilty” to the burglary. However, the prosecutor lawyer provides Mr. Mark the security camera recording of the burglary including breaking open the garage door by the accused. The defense lawyer argues that the face of the thief is covered by the mask and John Doe was with his mother at the time of the burglary.
The case is then prepared for trial and jurors are chosen. The defense, as well as prosecution, are asked to gather further evidence.
The prosecutor tries to make an agreement with the defense lawyer asking John Doe to plead guilty in exchange for a lesser charge but John refused to withdraw his plea.
No, I am innocent.
On the Trial date, after 4 weeks, the prosecutor provides the DNA fingerprint match evidence including modus operandi and is able to prove to the jury beyond a reasonable doubt that the burglary was committed by him. John Doe is sentenced 5 years imprisonment for burglary and tampering with crime scene evidence.