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Retail Fraud Charges Reduced to Protect a Man’s Career

Aug 03, 2016, by Maurice Davis in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Theft

Detroit’s Davis Law Group recently assisted a 66-year-old man, who works for the Department of Treasury when he found himself in a very compromising position. Allegedly, the man left a local hardware store without paying for some miscellaneous tools and was consequently charged with shoplifting or retail fraud. While this offense would be serious for anyone, this man’s situation was amplified by the fact that a fraud-related or crime of dishonesty also put his career with the Department of Treasury in danger. With the goal of remaining employed, he began searching for very capable legal counsel and chose attorney Maurice Davis.

By utilizing his comprehensive experience with retail fraud charges, attorney Davis began negotiating with the prosecutors in hopes of finding an alternative outcome. Attorney Davis effectively convinced the prosecution to amend the retail fraud charge to disorderly conduct. As a result of this change, this lesser offense would not be considered a crime of dishonesty, but also allows for a complete dismissal once the penalty is completed. Ultimately, once the client paid the $500 fine that the judge imposed, the charge would be completely dismissed and the client could rest assured that his livelihood was protected.

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