I think you'd probably have to find him guilty of several counts of larceny. He's not guilty of treason; he was arguably acting to benefit the rightful king. It'd be the judge's job to suspend the sentence and the rightful sovereign's privilege to pardon him. I don't believe in jury nullification.
In the movies I saw and the books I've read he would also be guilty of murder, burglary, impersonating a law enforcement officer, 1st degree aggravated assault, theft from a person, simple assault, petty larceny, grand larceny, disorderly conduct, unlawful mischief, poaching and attempted regicide. I have decided that he isn't any kind of role model for my children. I say "hang 'em!"
I clearly haven't read as much about him as you have. I was thinking in terms of British common law. The murders were arguably self-defense, and regicide requires a rightful king.
Forget the other stuff. I'd get him on charges of having worn kelly green tights and the feather in his cap, displayed at that saucy, impertinent angle.
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