Clarksville, TN asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee

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.

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Lawrence James Arnkoff
Lawrence James Arnkoff
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

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.

Don Himmelberg
Don Himmelberg
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Nashville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

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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