The need to decriminalize some forms of Theft
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The need to decriminalize some forms of Theft

Last year, the Law Office of Chris Van Vechten represented a 22 year old client with no prior criminal history who was charged with stealing $5.99 worth of nail polish from a Walmart in Tacoma.  The client didn’t even make it out of the store before security stopped her…so the merchandise was fully recovered and presumably…

Theft in the Third Degree
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Theft in the Third Degree

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to represent many wonderful people in horrible situations, and too many of them I’ve represented multiple times.  When I look back on the criminal history of these frequent flyers, it’s clear to me what criminal conviction turned them from law-abiding persons who made a mistake into life-long criminals….