Recent Case Win-Reduction Granted on Theft Case

By Bo Kalabus
bo@kalabuslaw.com
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The client was arrested for the offense of theft. The charge, based on the facts of the case, was a Class B misdemeanor–punishable up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. The facts of the case were not very good for my client.

I went to work on the case to see if there would be another way to approach the case instead going to trial, which based on the evidence did not look very promising for a good result. It always pays to listen to the client, so I interviewed her extensively and uncovered that she had a very difficult emotional past. While my client started undergoing counseling, I began negotiating with the prosecutors and was able to get them to agree that if my client satisfied certain conditions, the State would reduce the charge to a Class C misdemeanor level offense with deferred adjudication. This reduction of the offense made the original theft charge the equivalent of a traffic ticket–a Class C misdemeanor is punishable by up to a $500 fine and no jail time.

Following a 6-month period of non-reporting probation (just stay out of trouble) my client will be able to get the charge off her record. Getting a charge like this reduced to a Class C level offense is critical because you can remove a Class C deferred adjudication offense off your record, but you can’t remove a Class B misdemeanor deferred from your record completely, so this reduction resulted in huge relief for my client.

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