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Felony Theft Conviction Avoided

After finding himself in serious financial circumstances, a young man made a very poor decision. While receiving unemployment benefits from the State of Ohio, he began working another job. When you begin another job, your unemployment benefits should cease, but he continued to collect them. The state began an investigation and discovered the young man’s theft. After speaking with detectives, the young man was charged with felony theft. His arraignment was scheduled in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

At this point, many things were going through the young man’s mind. He was ashamed of himself and he was concerned about the prospect of going to prison and having a felony theft conviction on his record. He now had a full-time job and wanted desperately to keep it.

After researching attorneys, he spoke with attorney Ben Luftman, the Columbus Criminal Defense team was hired to try to make the best of an extremely difficult situation.

Attorney Luftman and attorney Dan Sabol represented the young man on his felony theft case. Ultimately, we were able to negotiate the reduction of the charge to a misdemeanor offense after our client paid back the money he had taken. Additionally, the judge did not sentence our client to any jail time, nor was he placed on any type of probation.

This result means that in one year, we will be able to come back and file a motion to seal or expunge the record of the case. Once granted, our client’s criminal record will be once again be clean.

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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