Zimmerman, MN asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota

Q: Accused of theft

On September 22nd I was accused of stealing a wallet at a bar. The sheriff came to my door, showed me a picture from the security camera asked if it was me. I said no, it clearly was not me. She then left. She came back to my house 4 times after that, twice a day for two days. I was at work but saw on my ring camera. And today I get a citation in the mail for theft. I need legal advice immediately, as I work in finance and if I get charged with this I will be out of work. Thank you.

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Luke Neuville
Luke Neuville
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Well, you're presumed innocent until proven guilty. You have the ability to challenge the admissibility of evidence, and you can also challenge whether or not there's probable cause for your case to continue. You'll also want to conduct an investigation, and try to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the charge. At the end of the day you have the right to a trial as well. Call criminal defense attorneys that offer free consultations to find the right lawyer for you.

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Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: It's important to avoid a public conviction record, for employment as well as other reasons. Do not speak with police again. Avoid them if possible. If approached by police, tell them you have absolutely nothing to say, you will remain silent and want to consult an attorney. Then remain silent, no matter what. You'll need a good criminal defense lawyer. Your welcome to review my content rich website for more information. Or, just call me (or another criminal defense lawyer) for a phone consult to start.

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