Pre-Plea Diversion Granted in Grand Theft by Embezzlement Case (Penal Code section 504 & 487(a)! Complete Dismissal Per Penal Code section 1385 (In the Interests of Justice) in 12 Months Without Defendant Entering a Guilty or No Contest Plea!

Recently at the Alhambra Courthouse in Los Angeles County I was able to negotiate to pre-plea diversion for a client who had originally been charged with embezzling over $1,400 from a major retailer during her employment with the company. Our client was subsequently charged with violating Penal Code section 504 & 487(a)!

The prosecution originally wanted our client to plead to the offense for a sentence to 36 months of summary probation, 5 days of community labor, restitution and a stay away order from the retailer’s business location. Our office presented the prosecution with an equities package showing that our client had no prior criminal history, had obtained new employment and was doing well in this employment, and letters of recommendation detailing our client’s good character.

After consideration of the equities and the circumstances of the offense, the prosecution agreed to allow our client to complete pre-plea diversion. Our client will obtain a dismissal in 12 months if she completes five days of community labor and pays the retailer restitution in the amount of loss.

If our client successfully completes the conditions, she will have the charges dismissed without ever having entered a plea. This is a great result!

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