Theft of service (taxi) case dismissed in Red Hook Brooklyn
Lance’s client was
arrested in Brooklyn for failing to pay a cab driver at the end of the trip and
for not having a good reason for not paying. Because the incident happened
in Red Hook, our client was directed to go to the Red Hook Community Justice
Center for arraignment. After
consulting with us, we devised a plan to get our client’s case resolved with no
jail, no probation, and no criminal record by pursing a deal to have it dismissed.
Getting a dismissal through negotiation is the best and, generally, only
way to get a dismissal without a trial. After discussing our client’s
case with the Brooklyn prosecutor, we reached a deal to have it dismissed
with a small payment of restitution. Additionally, we negotiated with
the judge to have it dismissed and sealed off of our client’s record
in only two weeks.