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I am a caregiver and have 2 counts of felony and 2 misdemeanor for stealing checks from an elderly 80 yrs old that I am taking care of amounting to a total of 7500USD. I have a current LVN application. I admitted to the police that I did forge the signatures and stole the checks. I am aware that these charges could affect my career. How high is the chance that my felonies could be dismissed or at least reduce to a misdemeanor?
Asked on March 16, 2019 under Criminal Law, California
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 3 years ago | Contributor
It is highly unlikely your case will be dismissed, and somewhat less unlikely (but still unlikely) that it will be reduced to a misdeanor. You stole several thousand dollars from a vulnerable person using your position of trust: this is exactly the sort of crime that prosecutors like to prosecute and make an example of.
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