Probation For Arsonist
A young man was upset with a sorority so he walks in during a party and sets a couch on fire. Fortunately no one was injured. He and his girlfriend flee to Mexico, stopping along the way to spray paint her jeep a different color. They get drunk in Mexico and get caught and are extradited back to the U.S. When he goes to court, information about the client's background is provided and the young man is given probation and treatment. He eventually comes back on a probation but he receives less time than was originally offered. By taking a chance on treatment we were able to show it was less a criminal episode and more of an addiction issue.