Legal bees – criminal question!

posted 3 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It really depends if that gets to the DA on his case and whether they want to also prosecute him for selling stolen goods, I’d imagine.  It’s not up to the company lawyers (though they can influence and provide evidence), it’s up to the county/state prosecuting attorneys to actually bring charges. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

A lot of times the companies will ask for a “damages” fee, which would just cover the cost of the item rather than asking for the item back.  Especially if it was an item they used daily and needed to replace it right away, and did so.

I was privy to a case where a guy worked at a department store and stole about 30 bottles of perfume.  He didn’t have to return them, even though they knew he still had them, just pay the amount of what they were worth.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@oneofthesethings:  If there’s a good chance he’ll be in jail, yeah, that will probably affect custody hearings. 

Other than that, it just speaks to character, which they will of course take into consideraton.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@oneofthesethings:   In regards to the first case, if it’s been dropped down to a misdemeanor then he won’t be classified as a “felon” and I couldn’t see that being brought up in the custody battle.

As for the other charges, I can’t speak specifically to Indiana law as to whether or not the previous one would effect the other two.  Maybe someone else could be more of a help?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@oneofthesethings:  Any charges he has will affect both his other criminal case and custody. Even if the charges aren’t admissible in a trial, a prosecutor is going to know that these charges are out there and that will factor into their decision when talking about a plea deal. Same thing with the judge in a custody case. 

It’s very difficult to have a parent’s rights completely terminated. I have seen plenty of parents with pretty serious convictions get visitation and/or custody. It obviously doesn’t help the situation but it’s not the end all be all. 

Out of curiousity, what part of Indiana is this in? 

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