No one who is charged with theft has a good time in front of them. They could face jail time, restitution, and other legal consequences. Additionally, they may face personal consequences such as loss of respect, trouble getting professional licenses, and issues getting good employment. When the person accused of theft is a student, they can even face additional consequences.
Read on to learn about the complications of being charged with theft as a student. Then contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 to request a free legal consultation with a college theft attorney.
A theft conviction can have a big impact on your future
It is essential to take this matter seriously. Even if it is a seemingly minor theft charge such as shoplifting or petty theft, the impact could be significant. Depending on your school and its rules, you could face suspension or expulsion. You may miss school due to required court appearances or spending time in jail. You could end up not being able to afford school due to required fines.
We will fight for the best possible outcome to your case
The best way to move forward with your charges will depend on a long list of factors. Ideally we will fight to get the case dropped. This may be possible if we can show you did not have intent to commit theft or if there is a lack of solid evidence against you.
We will also look at the ways in which the evidence against you was obtained and handled. If we can show that it was not lawfully obtained or handled then we may be able to have the evidence withheld – which could mean your charges being dismissed.
If we cannot get the charges dropped then we may work to secure a not guilty verdict at trial. If there is a wealth of evidence against you then we can find creative ways to help get the best possible outcome. For example, if it is your first offense we may be able to get you into a petty theft diversion program that prevents you from being convicted and instead results in the charges being reduced to an infraction.
You can trust our offices to provide the best possible representation
When you work with Attorney Fell, you are not just working with a criminal defense attorney – you are working with a former prosecutor. As a result, he knows what the other side will do before they do it. He can stand up for you and fight criminal charges but he can also provide representation at your school discipline hearings to try and prevent suspension or expulsion.
The bottom line is that at the Law Office of Michael L. Fell we have only one goal: The best possible outcome for your case. Call us at (949) 585-9055 now for a free legal consultation.