A family member conned our senior citizen mother out of a mutual fund ( over $1000.00 ) which I was named a "joint tenant with right of survivorship. He claimed he was me on the phone with the mutual fund holder, ( conversation was recorded ), received a check to a her previous address, then forged my name and my mothers. He also relieved her of $7500.00 for legal services that she never received.
The right question, however, is why wait to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to handle that criminal case to the best resolution under the circumstances after reviewing the facts and evidence in this case.
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There is not enough information here to give a complete answer and there are many variables. It can depend on what exact crimes are charged and which level court it proceeds in. For instance if one of the charges is Larceny over $250,although a felony, that charge can be prosecuted at the district court level or indicted to Superior Court. If it is indicted then the max potential punishment is "imprisonment in the state prison for not more than five years, or by a fine of not more than twenty-five thousand dollars," whoever, if it is prosecuted in District Court then the max potential punishment is "imprisonment in jail for not more than two years.” There are various other crimes that are potentially involved in the facts you present, what if anything is charged is up to the police and the District Attorney's Office. However, I will add a civilian also has the option of going to the clerk magistrates office of the local court the crime occurred in and filing an application for complaint as a civilian.
David Newton, Esq.
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