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Felony Theft Charge Reduced to Misdemeanor

A former Columbus resident was interviewing for a job in another state a number of years after he moved away from Ohio. He was hired for the new job. There was just one problem. While doing the background check prior to starting his job, his new employer found a felony theft warrant pending in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. Upon hearing this, the man was shocked and devastated. Fortunately, he had a good friend to help him figure out what the next steps were. After reaching out to a number of local attorneys, the good friend spoke with attorney Ben Luftman. After speaking with Attorney Luftman, the friend recommended the Columbus Criminal Defense team be hired to handle this very sensitive manner.

Initially, Attorney Luftman reached out to the Franklin County Prosecutor’s office and was able to get the warrant set aside. Afterwards, Attorney Dan Sabol reviewed all of the evidence and went to court on the man’s behalf. Ultimately, Attorney Sabol was able to negotiate the reduction of the felony theft charge to a lesser offense of unauthorized use of property. Unauthorized use of property is a fourth-degree (second lowest) misdemeanor offense. Due to the extremely low level of the offense, no probation was given by the judge. In one year, we will come back and seal or expunge the record and it will be completely removed from the man’s criminal background.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case. Individual results may vary based on the facts, injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and other factors. The results and client testimonials provided are not necessarily representative of the results obtained by all clients or their satisfaction with the firm’s services.

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