Believe it or not, there are still prosecutors out there who can be convinced that even though a person makes a few bad choices, they should not be stuck with multiple convictions that will ruin their future. Luckily for my client, I happen to know one of these prosecutors and was able to convince him to allow for the dismissal of charges against my client.
My client was charged with the fraudulent use of a transactional device (that’s a fancy way of saying that he used a credit card that wasn’t his) and malicious destruction of property. Both of these charges came out of the Third Circuit Court, in Wayne County. The allegations were that my client destroyed a phone charger, and used a credit card (without permission) to settle a bar tab, and the used the same card to purchase a separate phone charger.
My client is a young man with a bright future. It would have been extremely unfortunate if this future was overshadowed by the events of one (likely alcohol-fueled) set of bad choices.
Thankfully, I was able to convince a very understanding prosecutor to allow for my client to pay for money that was charged to the credit card, and the case was dismissed. Let me be clear. No probation. No sentencing. Just a dismissal. My client was, understandably, thrilled!
Not all cases and charges will end with this kind of result, but you want to make sure that you have an attorney who knows all the tricks of the trade who can make this kind of option available to you. If you or a friend or family member has any kind of criminal charges pending, contact Chris Kessel Law today.