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Case 3: Theft of Services PDF Print E-mail
My client was living in a trailer and was without water while her then boyfriend had apparently tampered with the water meter and was stealing water. When officers investigated, my client allegedly admitted to knowing about the water, which she adamantly denied ever saying to me. I negotiated with the prosecutor to give my client a pre-trial diversion to keep the felony off her record, but she didn’t have the money to complete the program. After further investigation, we subpoenaed the neighbors who were going to testify that my client had been coming over to their house to take showers and get buckets of water. My client then presented to me a voicemail where the boyfriend admitted that he was the one who committed the crime.

The state still wasn’t going to dismiss the case because we couldn’t find the boyfriend and they thought the voicemail could have been a false confession. Right before trial we found the boyfriend in another jail and did an order to produce the inmate. My investigator went to the jail to interview him where he denied everything at first. She played the voicemail to him and then he confessed. The state immediately dismissed the charges against my client.
 
Case 3: Theft of Services PDF Print E-mail
My client was living in a trailer and was without water while her then boyfriend had apparently tampered with the water meter and was stealing water. When officers investigated, my client allegedly admitted to knowing about the water, which she adamantly denied ever saying to me. I negotiated with the prosecutor to give my client a pre-trial diversion to keep the felony off her record, but she didn’t have the money to complete the program. After further investigation, we subpoenaed the neighbors who were going to testify that my client had been coming over to their house to take showers and get buckets of water. My client then presented to me a voicemail where the boyfriend admitted that he was the one who committed the crime.

The state still wasn’t going to dismiss the case because we couldn’t find the boyfriend and they thought the voicemail could have been a false confession. Right before trial we found the boyfriend in another jail and did an order to produce the inmate. My investigator went to the jail to interview him where he denied everything at first. She played the voicemail to him and then he confessed. The state immediately dismissed the charges against my client.