Criminal Law

Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Criminal Law

If an employee is mentally ill and takes certain items that

Customer Question
are all of low value...
If an employee is mentally ill and takes certain items that are all of low value while he is working for a month at his job and also takes like $3 dollars from the register because of the way the back of the dollar looks and it's a first time offense can
they resolve this out of court? Also can jail time be avoided with a diversion program or acd? Also what is a diversion program or acd? Do these things have to be done before court or when court starts? Finally, if you plead guilty and it's all a first offense
can you avoid jailtime and pay fines?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Criminal Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Answered in 40 minutes by:
6/20/2015
Criminal Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL, Lawyer
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 14,198
Experience: Experienced in multiple areas of the law.
Verified
Thank you for your question.Whether the matter can be resolved out of court is up to the employer and whether they wish to keep it out of court or whether they want to have the employee arrested. That's not really a legal question, because it's the employer's choice.A diversion program or ACD (adjudication in contemplation of dismissal) is offered in some states where prior to commencement of a trial or a defendant enters a guilty plea, the mater is diverted or adjourned for a period of time (typically 6 months or 1 year). During this period, a defendant is expected to "stay out of trouble". They may also have to fulfill other requirements -such as completing an anti-theft class, submitting to drug or alcohol testing, etc. The conditions can vary. If the defendant successfully completes the terms, then the charge is dropped. Jail time is avoided. For a first offense for a minor theft charge, it is unlikely, even if a person pleads guilty or is found guilty, that they would go to jail. Rather they would likely get probation which would include things like a fine, court costs, and community service.
Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
(Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call. Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Criminal Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
I do not make phone calls on this site to customers, I am sorry. You can reply back to me if you'd like here, with any follow-up questions you may have, I'm happy to assist you further.
Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Are you located in New York?
Criminal Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
I am, but I am a licensed Florida lawyer. Furthermore, attorneys on this site cannot represent customers. We can only provide legal information.
Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
so where can I get a good new york lawyer?
Criminal Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
The NY State Bar Association has a lawyer referral service that can help you find a qualified attorney in your area. You can find that information here: https://www.nysba.org/lawyerreferral/Alternatively, I like searching for attorneys on www.avvo.com or www.martindale.com --both sites have attorney reviews and ratings and are very easy to use.
Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Ask RobertJDFL Your Own Question
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL, Lawyer
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 14,198
14,198 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

RobertJDFL is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Your Expert advise has provided insight on a difficult situation. Thank you so much for the prompt response. I will definitely recommend your website to my friends.

NormaPensacola, FL

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

3,194 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

2,063 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including criminal law.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

14,198 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Lawyer

1,815 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience

Nate

Nate

Lawyer

1,736 satisfied customers

Over 10 years of criminal defense practice.

Marsha411JD

Marsha411JD

Lawyer

1,631 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney with 29 yrs. exp. in criminal law

AttorneyTom

AttorneyTom

Lawyer

1,242 satisfied customers

Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Criminal Law Questions
How can I get photos and trial transcripts from my husband's
how can I get photos and trial transcripts from my husband's criminal trial? … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
Was recently charged with theft, due to my previous
Was recently charged with theft, due to my previous employers policy, I have been prosecuted as such. I have a perfect record and would like to keep it that way. … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,778 satisfied customers
If the victim of a theft by fraud conviction provides
if the victim of a theft by fraud conviction provides balances using a higher interest rate than they actually paid to determine the loss and amount of restitution by the Court, is this grounds for en… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
18,327 satisfied customers
I just recently got charged with 5th degree theft and the
Second opinion] I just recently got charged with 5th degree theft and the amount of the products was less than 50 dollars. My court date is in about 2 weeks and I was wondering if I need a lawyer or i… read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,778 satisfied customers
I terminated an employee for theft. Now, she is claiming
I terminated an employee for theft. Now, she is claiming that I allowed her coworkers to call her the "N" word. Also claiming that I did so without any consequence to the coworkers. She wanted to "Let… read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Partner
Doctoral Degree
56,261 satisfied customers
I was convicted of a non- violent theft felony (restitution
Hello. I was convicted of a non- violent theft felony (restitution was $10,000) about 6 years ago in Pennsylvania. I have done everything to distance myself from my past. I'm struggling to find a job … read more
Alex Esquire
Alex Esquire
Managing Attorney
Doctoral Degree
153 satisfied customers
My niece got caught with shoplifting and charged with theft
My niece got caught with shoplifting and charged with theft under $xxx . She is a bright , straight A KID , not a toruble maker. She has a court date. what are our options? … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,127 satisfied customers
I was charged with petty theft of textbooks the day after
I was charged with petty theft of textbooks the day after finals ended. This was my first offense. I am 20 years old. I am extremely remorseful of my actions, and I am anxious of what my consequences … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
My daughter is being charged with a theft charge here in
My daughter is being charged with a theft charge here in Belmont Co. Ohio. Which is badly corrupted in the sheriff dept. They first charged her with complicity to theft and obstructing official busine… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
If a man is on trial for rape (AKA battery in FL), and there
If a man is on trial for rape (AKA sexual battery in FL), and there exists an ex boyfriend of the alleged victim who has in his possession texts in which she accuses him of date rape and then recants.… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
I got court papers for 2 counts of theft. But one count I
I got court papers for 2 counts of theft. But one count I have proof the vehicle is mine and the other I bought but never got a bill of sale even after asking. And first is pending and the other is I … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,127 satisfied customers
If a person is charged with 40$ theft, charges are pressed
charges are pressed the person agreed to his mistakes texas … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
I'm writing a story about a rape trial. In trial, if the
I'm writing a story about a rape trial.In trial, if the alleged victim is giving testimony about the attack/rape, can she describe what her assailant was saying to her during the attack? Can she descr… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
During my Bench Trial in Federal Court on a misdemeanor
During my Bench Trial in Federal Court on a misdemeanor charge of Simple Assault, I testified in my own defense. I would have made a more aggressive defense, but I thought certain points were best lef… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
Can we extend court trial date just before two days of trial
Can we extend court trial date just before two days of trial date. If Yes what are the possible reason may judge and state attorney agreed for extension.… read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,778 satisfied customers
Is it possible to extend the court trial date. If Yes, how
Is it possible to extend the court trial date. If Yes , how and when need to be informed before court trial date.… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,127 satisfied customers
During trial and post trial, court will document the
During trial and post trial, court will document the profession, current employer, family details etc. Do you think current employer will come to know about court proceedings, if they not conducting c… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,127 satisfied customers
Second opinion] During trial and post trial, court will
Second opinion] During trial and post trial, court will document the profession, current employer, family details etc. Do you think current employer will come to know about court proceedings, if they … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x