Today, the prosecutors dismissed my client’s pending charge of class B misdemeanor theft (the value of the stolen goods was between $50 and $500). To obtain this dismissal, I worked out a deal where my client entered into a deferred disposition agreement on a class C misdemeanor theft charge (the value of stolen goods were less than $50). If my client completes 20 hours of community service and stays out of trouble, that charge will be dismissed in six months. She would then be eligible to expunge all records of her theft arrest two years from the date of the offense. After expunction, she will be able to deny that any theft arrest ever occurred.
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