No. The officer would have needed a search warrant to enter your home, but may arrest anyone in the street if they have probable cause to believe they have committed a felony. That's why he coaxed you outside.
Not necessarily. I'm not sure if you are saying that you aren't a employee if the company, but even if this is true, being an employee is not a part if the crime if embezzlement. What is required is that you were given control of the property (for instance as an employee) and that you wrongfully took it for personal use. It is possible to withdraw a plea if new information is ra
A few things to consider: 1. A domestic violence arrest is only a strike if a deadly weapon was used. 2. If you are being told that he is facing a sentence of 6 years, he must only have one strike, Any felony conviction with 2 strike priors would result ina 25-to-life sentence. 3. A Romero motion is appropriate in cases where because of the passage of time (6 years is marginal) and the lack of any further criminal record (sounds like this is marginal in this case as well) the judge should...
The number of items is not legally relevant. What is relevant is the value and the intent of the taker. If you took items valued at 150 dollars you committed a petty theft, which can be charged as a misdemeanor or infraction st the discretion of the prosecutor. If the prosecutor can show you entered a building intending to steal they can also charge commercial burglary which us s felony.
Police Officers can take a statement over the phone. There is no need for a sworn affidavit. Your friend should contact the police department where the event (the fraud) took place. They are the ones who would investigate any case. That office should be informed, however, of any other police agencies they may wish to contact with similar cases involving the same suspect.
That's rough. You probably don't want to tell a judge that they are sentencing a mentally unstable person with a drug problem and a tendency to carry a gun. If a plea agreement results in probation and some term if days you may be able to "do your time" on an alternative program to jail including house arrest or working for the sherriff. Talk to the public defender's office about what is available in your area.