Q: Do I need a lawyer for a charge of theft for $500 with no prior record?
I am being wrongfully accused of theft by my mother who has Alzheimers or dementia in which she had me sell her property but now claims she didn't authorize it. I have never been in trouble with the law and I have durable power of attorney over her medically and her living will and will for her estate.
A: Absolutely, you need an experienced criminal attorney. You are facing a felony charge and you need a lawyer to help you put forth your defense. Having no criminal history
Is a positive but it helps you most at a sentencing hearing if you are convicted.
You don't want to be convicted. Hire a good criminal lawyer.
A: Regardless of how minor you believe the charges are or how "easy" you think it will be to win a case, you should hire an attorney. You are facing a felony charge with unusual circumstances (you believe the plaintiff has a debilitating mental condition).
Please, hire a good attorney to represent you.
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