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Our client made a mistake that turned her life upside down. She was charged with Retail Fraud and Contributing to the Delinquency of a minor, crimes that, as an immigrant, could have meant serious immigration consequences and ruined her life in America. She hired Aaron J. Boria, PLLC and the case – Dismissed!
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Retail Fraud in Westland Michigan
Our client went into Kohl’s Department Store. While she was in the store she stole two candy bars, ate one, and gave her son one to eat as well. This may seem silly, and maybe it is, but Westland police char ged her retail fraud.
It may seem like a petty offense, but only the facts are petty, the charge is criminal. The offense and the maximum penalties were the same regardless if she stole a $1 item or $99 wroth of clothes, jewelry, or anything else.
With a retail fraud conviction comes the possible penalties. The possible penalties in this case include up to $500 in fines and 93 days in jail. Our client, an immigrant could have also faced deportation or problems with immigration because retail fraud is considered a crime of moral turpitude.
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Westland Criminal Lawyer
So what did we do to make all this magic happen? We convinced the prosecutor that the penalties in this particular case with these facts were too much. The Westland Prosecuting attorney agreed to dismiss the retail fraud charge as well as Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in exchange for a plea under diversion to disorderly person.
So what does that mean? Both of the more serious charges, which are crimes of moral turpitude are dismissed in exchange for a crime that does not fall under the category of “moral turpitude” so automatic triggering immigration problems are gone.
Next the reduced offense was taken under diversion and after she pays a fine and attends one educational class the charge will be dismissed. She can truthfully tell anyone that she has never been convicted of a crime.
Criminal Lawyer Aaron J. Boria
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