Many people charged with theft crimes are good, productive members of our community who simply made a regrettable mistake.
These individuals often deserve an opportunity to "right the wrong", rather than have a permanent criminal reord affect their entire future.
It is not unheard of for innocent people to be wrongly accused based on an incorrect assumption, or based on overly aggressive loss-prevention personnel.
If you have been charged with theft, it is important you seek an attorney with a proven track record of getting theft charges reduced and/or dismissed.
A theft-related conviction on your record can be particularly harmful when seeking employment in the future. Potential employers usually avoid job applicants with theft-related convictions on their record. Therefore, it is important to defeat the charge rather than be quick to plead guilty to a theft-related crime.
In all such cases, it is necessary to study the evidence and closely scrutinize the specific allegations to see whether the prosecution truly has enough evidence to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. Without a unanimous decision from 12 out of 12 jurors, there can be no conviction.
Sometimes, for first offenders, a defendent will agree to undergo some professional counseling, make a charitable donation, and perform some volunteer community service hours, in order to have the charges dropped.
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