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.
Charge: Felony Theft in Business setting – in excess of $250,000.00. Client was a bookkeeper for small firm. Actually stole over $120,000 over 5 year period. Victim had greatly inflated the value of the complaint and DA requested extensive jail.
Result: 2 years probation, no jail, favorable terms of restitution
Charge: Doctor was accused of trading prescriptions for sex
Result: Statements were taken from the witnesses including the supposed victim and were able to show that the police had manipulated the victim’s statement and thus no charges were filed.
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