Theft charges dismissed for theft of passenger’s property at airport
Our client was
arrested for stealing a cellphone from another passenger. This other passenger
was very angry and wanted charges pressed to the fullest extent possible.
contacted us for help. Our client was going through difficult times personally and the arrest
presented a big new problem that our client was really struggling with.
Any conviction could lead to a permanent criminal record which could derail
our client’s future plans. In discussing the case with the Queens
District Attorney, we emphasized unique issues and problems our client
was dealing with and that warranted leniency. In the end, we were able
to negotiate a deal to have the criminal charges dropped. Our client only
had to do some counseling and stay arrest-free for a short period of time,
and there would be no criminal record.