Share This Post
Chelsea: Use of a Motor Vehicle without Authority: Pre-Trial Probation
Summary of Facts: Our client worked for livery vehicle company, and got into a contract dispute with his employer. The employer accused him of keeping a company vehicle after the employment relationship ended. Our client was charged with using the vehicle without authority. Additionally, our client was in the process of becoming a United States Citizen.
Action: Attorney Alexander Conley represented our client. Attorney Conley worked hand-in-hand with our client’s immigration attorney on this matter, as the charge carried potential immigration consequences in conjunction with the criminal consequences. Attorney Conley argued a motion to dismiss prior to arraignment, which was ultimately denied. However, Attorney Conley was able to negotiate with the prosecutor for a favorable resolution of our client’s case. Specifically, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case after 6 months of pre-trial probation, with the only condition being that our client does not commit any new offenses.
Result: The charges against our client were continued and set to be dismissed. Our client was not required to make any admissions, thus ensuring that the charges would not be detrimental to his application for U.S. Citizenship.