I would like to know if my attorney, or myself, can contact the former employer or the DA's office and try and work something out so charges are not filed. My attorney has not even mentioned this as an option. I would like to hire another attorney but since I am unemployed I do not have any funds. If I do get arrested I will not have money for bail and I do believe my former employer (who has been a friend for 30 years) would be willing to talk with someone but I have been told not to contact him.
As far as the charge itself goes, it is a "he-said, she-said" situation and I have paperwork backing the charge but I cannot afford to go to trial either financially or emotionally.
This is why I would like to work out a resolution before this goes any further.
A: There is no law prohibiting you from contacting your former employer and/or the DA. However, once again, anything that you say or do can be used against you. By trying to "work something out," you may be effectively confessing to the commission of a criminal act. So, you are taking a big risk, and your defense lawyer knows this -- which is why he/she is not putting this option on the table.
I realize that you are trying to avoid prosecution -- but, even if you were to work out something with your employer, this would not stop the DA from prosecuting you.
BotXXXXX XXXXXne, it's your call, but it's very risky to start communicating with an alleged victim of a crime or the prosecuting attorney, as a means of avoiding prosecution.
Hope this helps.