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Advice for an individual who has been charged with a felony.

nycdealz 6,954 895 October 5, 2015 at 07:43 PM
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Last Edited by nycdealz October 20, 2015 at 12:16 PM
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Find competent attorney to get charges dropped within 30 days
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You do qualify for unemployment. You can start collecting now since you are on forced unpaid leave. You don't need to wait to be terminated.

Are you guilty? That is a question your attorney will not ask but it makes a difference as your employer most likely has seen the evidence and knows the truth.

If you were charged with a crime, you should be entitled to an appointed lawyer (no charge). These are not as good as paid criminal attorneys in most cases, but if you are truly innocent, you should prevail.
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Do not lie to law enforcement because they can and will get you for that because it's so easy to prove.
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Try to plead out to a misdemeanor before the 30 days are up.
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Sux, almost all job applications ask if you were ever charged or convicted and explain.
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Try to plead out to a misdemeanor before the 30 days are up.
This. Unless you were a real shit-head and the charges are substantial you should be able to plead into a misdemeanor.

Your employers may or may not have an issue with the misdemeanor or even initial charging as a felony. Charging and indictment are different things altogether.

At any rate, you are likely best suited to find another profession. Most banks have clauses for background checks or knowledge of crimes that may impact the integrity of the financial dealings they work in. Even if you get a misdemeanor the type of charges could eliminate your position. I don't think another bank would take you to be honest.

Your lawyer should be dealing with these issues so you should know fairly quickly whether or not you will be working in this industry anymore. I honestly suspect not. I also think it would be foolish to not line up other work and just wait to see what comes out of this.
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Who's charging you, the local DA or the Feds?

Big difference.
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Do not quite.
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