Why would the state charge you with 2nd degree burglary and then after you have been indicted add theft by unlawful taking?

Asked on November 10, 2011 under Criminal Law, Kentucky

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Good question. The reason why an additional charge may have been added against you is that when the district attorney's office reviewed the original police report concerning your presumed arrest, there were additional facts that an attorney saw warranting the other added on charge.

Also, for settlement purposes, the district attorney's office charges as many causes of action as factually allowed and then agrees to dismiss certain ones in exchange for a possible plea by the accused. Good luck.


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