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Grand Theft Charges Reduced

Published: Feb 07, 2022 by Erika Valcarcel

When a client faced 15 years in prison for second-degree felony Grand Theft charges, they recruited the help of Erika Valcarcel.

The client allegedly broke into a vehicle and stole highly-valued tools. The State had to prove that the missing tools were in excess of $20,000 to prosecute the client with a second-degree felony.

During discovery review, we found various issues with the valuation of the missing tools and concluded that they were not in excess of $20,000. Through intense negotiation, the client’s charges were reduced to a third-degree felony. The client was also granted probation on the condition that they pay back an agreed amount for the missing tools.

Due to attorney Valcarcel’s diligence and attention to detail, she helped the client avoid a substantial prison sentence.

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