15 Months in Jail for Breaking Into Courthouse and Sheriff’s Fridge
Daniel Hodson, 25, was sentenced to 15 months in jail after he pled guilty to breaking into a Washington State Court and ransacking a refrigerator that belonged to the county Sheriiff. In addition to jail Hodson must also complete a mental health evaluation. Hodson was pled guilty to the felony last week.
According to news reports, Hodson broke into the courthouse on May 24, 2015. After smashing his way into the court he went to sheriff’s office. After hearing noises workers investigated and found Hodson standing with a sandwich near the fridge.
In Massachusetts whether a break in is a misdemeanor is a felony depends on the intent of the person committing the act. If the intent was to do damage in excess of $250 or to steal more than $250 then it is a felony. If it is less than that it is a misdemeanor. I am not sure if this would be a felony in Massachusetts but it would certainly would anger a lot of people.
Whether or not it is a felony or a misdemeanor the penalties for any crime is severe. The stigma of a criminal record effects jobs, housing and many other aspects of daily life. If you have been charged with a crime call Massachusetts criminal Attorney Patrick Donovan today. Attorney Donovan is a former prosecutor that has represented many people against both felony and misdemeanor charges.