Shoplifting Case Dismissed

Eric Edward Rothstein

Case Conclusion Date:December 12, 2012

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:Shoplifting Case Dismissed

Description:The client, who was arrested at Century 21 for shoplifting (Penal Law § 155.25) and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property (Penal Law § 165.40) is not a U.S. citizen and was scheduled for fly home later this week in order to get engaged to be married. The District Attorney initially offered the client an ACD and community service meaning the case would be adjourned for 6 months and then dismissed and sealed. However, because the case would technically remain open during the 6 month period, Immigration would have the discretion to deny re-entry to the U.S. Mr. Rothstein reached out to a high ranking official in the District Attorney’s Office and then took the client in for a meeting. As a result of the meeting, the District Attorney agreed to dismiss the case in the interests of justice and the client will not have any immigration problems.