Canton, IL asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois

Q: I work for school district for over 14 years one day boss comes up to me and says hey everything down the basement is ju

Junk. And working for the school district we use own vehicles all the time. I go downstairs there's some old drums sitting down there been sitting down there for a long long time they're junk. I take them take them to our shop let him sit three or four days then I end up selling them. Texting you know I'm going to arrested for theft because really it's his word against mine. The drums were junk and barely worth anything but now they're charging me for the price of what new ones would cost which puts me in a felony category . I have been pushed around in this for 2 years now when I'm finally coming to a plea tomorrow which they want to see me for a felony and spend two days in jail. Do I have any rights at all. They say they have me on video taking the drums well yeah because we use our vehicles all the time and it was raining that day and I'd throw in the back of my truck I was working at the school we always used her vehicles

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA

A: Very sorry to hear that your School District boss has treated you this way. This is really a Criminal Law question, and you need to be represented by a Criminal Law attorney or consult with one. You posted yesterday about a problem that is going to Court apparently today, that really isn't enough time to get any answers or help here. If you still have time, ask for a continuance so you can hire your own attorney. Once you beat the charges against you, you may have a case against the boss and the school district for this. You need attorneys local to you to handle this. It could be a Federal Civil Rights violation.

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