We recently defended a client who had been charged with shoplifting from a local Walmart. As the amount of the alleged shoplifted items did not arise to $200, the case was heard in local municipal court. Our defense turned on the fact that the State did not meet its burden of proof to convict our client. The matter was set for trial after our first appearance. On the trial date, the State still could not meet its burden and requested an adjournment. We re-entered an application to dismiss based on the fact that our client and the State each had ample time to prepare for trial. The motion was granted and all charges were dismissed.
State v. S.C.