My sister who does not have a criminal background was arrested and bailed last night. She had a warrant for her arrest that she was not aware of for 1 year. She had renewed her license and changed her address and did not know. Apparently they had mailed some information to her old address. She is a single mom with a 2 year old. She was caught stealing at her job 3 years ago. She is now going to court this month. What can we expect and what should we be prepared for.
DUI / DWI Attorney
Even though she moved and changed her address there may be speedy trial issue because the event "Allegedly" occurred 3 years ago. That said, it could be a misdemeanor or a felony charge depending on the amount they are claiming she stole. Depending on which county and state where she is being prosecuted they may have a website with additional information. I would suggest that she not say anything to anyone and speak to a lawyer immediately. If she cannot afford an attorney the court will appoint her one. The punishment could be as little as a deferred entry of judgment program where the charges are dismissed after completion of a brief course or it could be much more and include in custody time if the amount is significant. It may also be possible to defend the charges completely.