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Felony Theft Reduced to Misdemeanor

A mother who was receiving public assistance found herself charged with felony theft. She was well educated, had never been charged with more than a traffic violation, and was completely in shock. She lived outside central Ohio and wanted a criminal defense attorney who did not practice in her county to represent her on the case. She researched furiously on the internet for attorneys and spoke with many. After speaking with attorney Ben Luftman, the Columbus Criminal Defense team was hired to represent her on her case.

Attorney Luftman went to her arraignment and entered a not guilty plea on her behalf. Thereafter, he received all of the discovery and forwarded it to his client to review and discussed at length the legal issues involved in her felony theft case. After discussing all of the issues with his client, he engaged the prosecutor in negotiation. Attorney Luftman convinced the prosecutor to reduce the felony theft charge to a misdemeanor upon his client’s agreement to pay back the amount that was allegedly taken. After carefully weighing her options, attorney Luftman’s client decided to accept the offer.

Ultimately, the young woman paid the money back and the judge decided to put her on probation for one year. Attorney Luftman will come back when his client is eligible and file a motion to seal or expunge the record of the misdemeanor. Thereafter, the record of the case will be completely removed from the young lady’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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