A 42-year-old woman who had been accused of stealing more than $3,000 from a Lakewood little league baseball team has accepted a plea deal in her case that could ultimately result in the case against her being dismissed. According to court documents associated with the case, the woman had been accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the Green Mountain Junior Baseball Association between May and August 2012. The woman allegedly committed the theft by writing checks from the Association to herself to cover her various personal expenses. When the Association’s officials had noticed the missing funds from their accounts, they alerted Jefferson County law enforcement officials who initiated their own investigation and ultimately arrested the woman in January 2013.
As part of the plea deal in this case, the woman was given a two-year deferred sentence that requires her to pay a total of $3,200 in restitution fees. While she reportedly paid $2,000 of this restitution earlier this week, she has until the end of the two-year period (by mid-2014) to finish paying the remaining $1,200. If she ultimately makes this payment within the given time frame, the case against her will be dismissed, and she can have her criminal record wiped clean of any criminal conduct by pursuing an expungement of her record with a skilled attorney.
Denver Criminal Defense Lawyers
While this case involved misdemeanor theft charges due to the relatively small amount of money taken, the authorities take allegations of theft crimes, particularly those involving allegedly stealing more than $20,000, extremely seriously, and these charges – even if a person is ultimately acquitted of them – can have a devastating impact on a person’s personal and professional life. If you or a loved one has been accused of any theft or white collar crime in Denver, you will need an experienced defense attorney who is dedicated to defending your rights.
At the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara, our skilled Denver criminal defense lawyers are committed to providing the accused with the best possible defense and to working tirelessly to helping them resolve their case as favorably as possible. To learn more about your legal rights and receive expert advice on how to proceed with your case, contact us at (720) 379-8262.