Ryan Leaf Arrested On Burglary & Drug Charges

On Friday, March 30, and then again on Monday, April 2, former #2 overall pick of the 1998 NFL draft, Ryan Leaf was arrested on burglary and drug possession charges in his hometown of Great Falls, Montana. Leaf will face multiple felony charges, criminal possession of drugs and burglary, and a misdemeanor charge of theft.

According to authorities, 20 Oxycodone pills were found in Leaf’s possession on Friday that were stolen from an acquaintance’s home. Then on Sunday, owners of a home in Great Falls came home and found a stranger inside who immediately left. After realizing three bottles of prescription pills had disappeared, the home owners called the police and picked Leaf out of a photo lineup.

Leaf’s home was later search and 89 hydrocodone pills were found loose in a bathroom robe pocket.

These two arrest come with very serious charges and Leaf might be faced with a lengthy jail sentence if convicted. It is important that Leaf seeks experienced counsel like Denver Burglary Lawyer and Denver Drug Denver Attorney, Doug Richards. Doug Richards has the experience defending clients against similar charges as well as the experience and level of comfort needed to defend clients with a celebrity status.

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Being charged with and convicted of burglary can have a dramatic impact on your life.  You may experience the shame and embarrassment of having to explain this to family, friends and co-workers.  This is a very serious charge, which could result in a felony conviction.  Consequences of a felony conviction are

  • Loss of right to vote
  • Loss of right to purchase and possess a firearm
  • Loss of job
  • Inability to find an apartment
  • Distrust amongst those closest to you.

What is the punishment for burglary?

If I do not want to fight the charge, is jail the only option?

At the Law Offices of ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ, we understand how this crime can affect your life and will fight to help you to maintain your dignity.