Major Embezzlement, Minor Sentence
State of Wisconsin v. CJR
When C was charged with 26 counts of Felony Embezzlement, she thought her life was over. Based on the allegations, the prosecutor believed that she stole over $22,000.00 from her employer. She faced over 150 years in prison if convicted. C had hired another attorney who had advised her to quickly take a deal with the hopes that they could convince the judge not to go along with the DA's prison sentence recommendation.
She panicked and didn't know where to turn. Kirk agreed to take the case and launched an extensive investigation into the financial records and bank transactions, consisting of thousands of pages. Kirk also developed a strong defense which ultimately caused the prosecutor to concede the majority of the issues in the case. C was convicted of only misdemeanors and was sentenced to a mere 20 days in jail.