Ezra Miller faces up to 26 years behind bars for felony burglary as they plead not guilty

Actor Ezra Miller stares at the camera while wearing neutral coloured clothing

Ezra Miller has pleaded not guilty to stealing bottles of liquor from a neighbour’s home during a virtual court appearance in Burlington, Vermont.

The Flash actor has made headlines consistently over the past few years for a string of charges including burglary and assault. 

On Monday (17 October) Miller made a virtual appearance in court with their lawyer to face charges of burglary into an occupied home and petit larceny. 

The maximum sentence, if convicted, of both is 26 years. The petit larceny and felony burglary charges both hold up to $1000 fines as well. 

The accusations stem from an incident that occurred in Vermont on 1 May this year after police confirmed several alcohol bottles went missing while the homeowners were away.

A photo of actor Ezra Miller wearing a fur-style coat . (Getty)

Ezra Miller’s maximum sentence if convicted of both charges is 26 years. (Getty)

After the court appearance, Miller’s attorney Lisa B. Shelkrot, stated: “Ezra Miller this morning pled not guilty to one count of burglary and one count of petit larceny in Vermont Superior Court and accepted the court-imposed conditions of not contacting or entering the home of the inhabitants. 

“Ezra would like to acknowledge the love and support they have received from their family and friends, who continue to be a vital presence in their ongoing mental health.”

The next hearing regarding these charges is scheduled for 13 January. 

However, they are not the only charges Miller has had to face in the past year.

They have been arrested in Hawaii twice, once for disorderly conduct and harassment, and the second time for second-degree assault.

They pled no contest to the assault charge and paid a $500 fine and $30 in court costs, and the harassment charge was eventually dropped. 

‘Complex mental health issues’

Ezra Miller recently broke their silence on the countless controversies by releasing a statement regarding their mental health.

Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment,” they said.

“I want to apologise to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behaviour. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”