i have stollen lots of money from my work place it has been for few months now and the found out about it and i gave them back everything i had but they are still asking for more what can i do i hove nothing left they even took my clothing's from me i don't know what to do i know i did wrong and i have given everything back and they don't have much of a proof can you tell me what i can do?
You can be arrested whether you gave the money back or not because the crime was completed when you stole the money. I suggest that you hire a lawyer.
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Do not assume that just because you pay the money back, you will not be charged with a crime. Even if you paid the money back in full, you can still be charged. It would be a good idea to consult with a criminal defense attorney to discuss your situation. If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer contact the public defender's office for advice.
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Think of it this way... If you robbed a bank and gave the money back, you still robbed a bank and will be held accountable. Your admission of guilt and your paying back money you admitted taking, is proof that may be used against you. Hire an attorney and prepare to be arrested. You have a Fifth Amendment right not to answer any questions by the detectives. I strongly urge you to exercise that right.
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You need a lawyer. By paying the money back, you helped prove that you took it. No one on the Internet, no matter how experienced, well-trained, and well-meaning, can give you advice nearly as useful to you as your own lawyer. Your lawyer knows you, knows your case, knows the judge and prosecutor.
You only need a lawyer if you want a better chance of winning. Handling your own case without a lawyer’s help is like playing in an NFL game with your football experience being fantasy football. Even if everyone tries to be nice and fair, you are likely to be hurt. You are playing against pros. They know the rules and they play to win.
If you broke your arm, would you want a good doctor? Would you want the local boy scout who had some first aid training? Who do you want to set your arm? Would you perhaps want to do it yourself, maybe after checking some references online?
This is not a do-it-yourself situation. You need to be talking with a criminal defense lawyer there, now. If you can’t afford to hire one, you should get one appointed. In the meantime, you should not be discussing what happened with anyone, especially the police!
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If something I say disagrees with what your own lawyer is telling you, you should rely on your lawyer who is familiar with you, your entire case, the local courts and practices.
Most questions are just better handled by an attorney familiar with the procedures of the courts in your area. Few, if any, legal matters should be handled via Internet communication. If you cannot afford an attorney, there should be agencies in your area that can provide discounted, or even free, legal services.
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