Our client was accused by Milford Police for committing a felony for embezzling money from his employer. Prior to being questioned by police he hired Aaron J. Boria and we were able to negotiate a misdemeanor before he even set foot in court.
Call (734) 453-7806 today for a free consultation with criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria.
Michigan Larceny Lawyer
A client of ours was working in Milford at a local sandwich shop as a store manager for a popular sandwich chain. While he was there, some money went missing from the nightly drop that only the employees had access to.
The local Milford Police accused him of taking the money. He was asked by police to come in and talk with them. It was at this point that he did the right thing and called Michigan criminal lawyer Aaron J. Boria. If you are the subject of an investigation call us today (734) 453-7806.
Our client had a substantial criminal history. Nothing violent, but there were some theft related felonies on his record from a years back that he served a substantial amount of time for and paid his debt to society. Unfortunately, if our client has been charged with a felony he would have risked being exposed to life in prison as a habitual offender.
By negotiating with the prosecutor at the 52-1 District Court and obtaining the misdemeanor we were able to avoid his habitual offender status and save our client from years in prison.
Don’t Talk to Police
Supreme Court Justice Jackson, a former attorney general, known for being a prosecutor’s prosecutor, is famous for his quote, “..any lawyer worth his salt will tell the suspect in no uncertain terms to make no statement to the police under any circumstances.”
Do not talk to the police. The only things you can do are give the police more information against you, raise suspicion, or even misstate something and risk a charge for lying to law enforcement – even if you did not do the crime!
Larceny in Michigan
Once we were hired we were able to contact the Milford Police on behalf of our client as well as the local prosecutor. We were able to come up with a deal where our client would plead No Contest to a misdemeanor larceny charge in exchange for his cooperation. Once he plead the constitutional protections of Double Jeopardy would kick in making it impossible for the state prosecutor to charge a felony.
With the newly charged misdemeanor out client was only facing 93 days in jail; a much better scenario than taking the case to trial and risk facing years and years in prison, especially when jurors would have likely been told of his prior theft offenses.
The prosecuting attorney would have attempted to use our client’s prior convictions for crimes of dishonesty in order to impeach our client and show that he cannot be trusted, and infer that if they committed a crime of theft before they would steal again.
When we went to court at the 52-1 District Court in Novi, the probation department had recommended that the client serve the maximum amount of time in the Oakland County jail.
We were able to talk with the judge, explain the history of the case, as well as the client’s great improvement in the community. The judge agreed to one year of probation, no jail time at all, no community service, just simple drug testing and a court program that should be beneficial to the client.
If you are the target of an investigation or have been charged with a crime you need to contact Michigan criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria today! We fight for our clients and we get results (734) 453-7806.