Theft charges for taking merchandise from a business dismissed (Manhattan)
Lance’s client was
arrested for allegedly stealing bottle of alcohol from behind the bar in a club.
The bottle, valued at several hundred dollars, was recovered in our client’s
possession and was
arrested. Our client was charged with
petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, a situation made worse by
the fact that our client was a professional with an employer who regularly
conducted background checks. Our client
contacted us for help. We were able to convince the prosecutor to be lenient under
the circumstances of the case and negotiated a deal to have the case completely
dismissed as long as our client stayed arrest-free for 6 months and payed
the club back for the value of the bottle.