Have You Been Charged With Theft in Minnesota?
Theft is a serious crime. All Theft offenses committed in Minnesota are punishable by jail time and may result in a permanent criminal record. A theft conviction, no matter how minor, may have consequences long after you appear in court.
Persons convicted of theft may find it difficult to obtain meaningful employment, keep a good job, apply for a good job, obtain credit, keep a professional license, or obtain a professional license.
Minnesota Theft lawyer & Attorney Martin Azarian handles special circumstances that come with employee theft accusations.
A plea of guilty resulting in a permanent criminal conviction for Theft, no matter how minor cannot be fully expunged. And trying to obtain an expungement after a plea of guilty resulting in a permanent criminal conviction is very difficult and expensive. So you need to make keeping a shoplifting conviction off your criminal record a priority!
I have been charged with Theft and I want to keep it off my Record. What Should I do?
First, you should not think about going to court alone. And do not even think about pleading guilty, even if you are guilty there may be ways to keep this offense off your criminal record. Remember, talking to the prosecutor and trying to explain away the crime may not do you do you any good. Anything you say in court may be used against you. Trying to explain to the judge what you did is useless. The judge cannot help you; he cannot dismiss your case and cannot give you advice. At an arraignment, the judge is only interested in two things: plead guilty or not guilty. Also, if you go to court, the Clerk may announce your name and your crime in open court-how embarrassing!
Here’s what you should do: Call Martin S. Azarian Criminal Defense, P.A. Martin S. Azarian Criminal Defense, P.A. has over twenty-two years of criminal defense experience, seventeen years on Minnesota. In most cases, he is able to keep a permanent theft conviction off of his clients’ records. In most cases you do not have to go to court, Martin S. Azarian Criminal Defense, P.A. will go to court for and fight for you!
The Consequences of Theft in Minnesota
Having any type of permanent theft conviction on your record may have major negative consequences. Employers, landlords, credit bureaus, landlords, colleges, professional schools do background checks and they may find your conviction. No matter how minor the offense you may find it difficult to explain it away. Imagine you go to court alone, and plead guilty and avoid jail time. Think you did a good job representing yourself? Fast-forward five years and you are interviewing for your dream job and your potential employer asks you about your shoplifting convictions. What are you going say…it was just ten dollars? It may end your interview. You may stand the chance of not getting that job. This may happen to you at every job interview. No matter what you say, the potential employer may not believe you and may possibly not trust you!
The key is to keep it off your record from the outset!
Theft convictions can possibly ruin lives. All it takes is to make a bad decision one time and the consequences may stick for a lifetime.
Minnesota theft lawyer & attorneys
If you have been charged with a theft offense such as shoplifting, theft, employee theft, welfare fraud, check fraud or credit card fraud you need an aggressive, trusted, honest, knowledgeable attorney; Martin S. Azarian Criminal Defense, P.A. The Law Firm of Martin S. Azarian Criminal Defense, P.A. brings 22 years of experience to your case, seventeen years in Minnesota. What you need is aggressive representation that can achieve the best possible outcome for you.
You need proper representation, so call the Minnesota defense attorney who cares about your case by calling our office at (612) 343-9000 or call 24 hours a day at (952) 451-4987 for a free initial telephone consultation.