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Theft Case Results


Offense: Felony "C" Theft

Maximum Sentence: 5 years of prison and a fine of $5,000.00

Synopsis: Client was arrested for theft involving sports equipment from his local college. Client mistakenly believed that the equipment was being discarded because it was stored in a "trash room". Client sold the sports equipment to a local shop for very little money. Client admitted to taking the equipment when questioned by police but told the police that he thought the equipment was "trash".

Result: Case was dismissed in return for 30 hours of community service. Prosecutor agreed that there were proof problems and more importantly, that a conviction wasn't warranted in this particular situation.


Offense: Theft (shoplifting)

Maximum Sentence: 180 days jail and a fine of $1,000.00.

Synopsis: Client was arrested for shoplifting at a local department store. Client was observed by the store's loss prevention officers in person and on camera removing items from the packaging and secreting those items in her purse. Client admitted to stealing the items and agreed to make full restitution.

Result: Client was placed on a deferred disposition for a period of one year and was ordered to complete 60 hours of community service. At the end of the deferred disposition period, the case would be dismissed and she would have no criminal record. This was an excellent resolution and was driven in part due to the client's professional licensing issues as well as the fact that the client had no prior criminal history.


Offense: Theft

Maximum Sentence: 6 months jail and a maximum fine of $1,000.00.

Synopsis: Client was caught shoplifting at a local store in Cumberland County. Client's conduct was caught on surveillance video. Initial offer was to plead guilty for a fine of $250.00

Result: Client was placed on deferred disposition and the case was later dismissed.


Offense: Theft

Maximum Sentence: 6 months jail and a maximum fine of $1,000.00.

Synopsis: Client was charged with shoplifting food from a local supermarket. Client was a very young man who was homeless and hungry.

Result: Case was dismissed following discussions with the DA at arraignment.


Offense: Felony Theft

Maximum Sentence: 5 years prison and probation.

Synopsis: Client was charged with embezzling more than $5,000.00 from her employer over a period of time. Client had previously been charged with a felony within the past 10 years that had been dropped down to a misdemeanor. Previous conduct was similar in that included embezzlement of more than $25,000.00 from her employer. In this case, the District Attorney had damning evidence that she committed the crime and the client made subsequent admissions to law enforcement regarding her role in stealing from her employer.

Result: District Attorney was adamant that the client serve a minimum of one year prison due to her prior history and the "break" she'd been previously given. We were able to negotiate a no-jail outcome that included a term of 2 years probation.

“Thank you for everything you did for my son. He and I both appreciate the hard work that you put into this case. He has been able to turn his life around not that this is behind him. I know that you're paid to do a job, but I want you to know that you always made he & I feel like he was your only client. Neither one of us every felt like you were just there for the money. Rather, we knew you really cared about his case & really listened. Thank you again for all of your help. Hopefully no one I know gets an OUI in the future but if they do, I won't hesitate to refer your services.”

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