When a client faced one year in jail for first-degree charges of Petit Theft, they contacted Erika Valcarcel for help.

The client allegedly took items without paying by failing to scan items at a self checkout at Walmart. The client insisted that this was an honest mistake and we supported this claim with the fact that they had no criminal record.

After fierce negotiation with the State, they agreed to drop charges if the client completed a class and community service hours.

By dropping a first-degree charge to essentially a slap on the wrist, our client was able to avoid jail time and a criminal record.

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