As someone who was recently arrested for petty theft in Los Angeles, you want to avoid serious penalties, such as prison time, a criminal record, massive fees, and humiliation.
Whether you’re a starving UCLA student who helped himself to “free” convenience store food or a hardened recividist offender, you have some potent choices to make about your future.
• Will you retain a high caliber Los Angeles criminal defense attorney to represent your interests and structure an effective defense?
• Or will you treat your legal situation cavalierly and set yourself up for harsher than necessary long-term consequences?
For insight into how you should (or shouldn’t) handle your case, let’s look to a woman out of Seattle legally named “Beautiful Existence.” She has decided to eat only Starbucks food for the entire year of 2013. Beautiful Existence runs a blog, where she will be posting updates on her strange quest. Her entries are not exactly coherent literary gems. For instance, she writes “why am I doing this challenge? … Because I love being human and I love the privilege of being able to ask the question why in the first place! I love the question why because sometimes I find that the answer leaves me with even more questions about life … and then, my circle starts all over again and I wouldn’t want my why any other way.”
This woman’s quest may have bearing on – albeit in a very indirect way – on your situation. Like you, she is clearly struggling with how to find meaning in her world in the wake of her very-far-outside-the-mainstream decisions.
Likewise, when you get arrested for petty theft, you’re suddenly thrust outside the norm. Most people have no idea what it’s like to get arrested, go to jail, and confront decisions that you’re currently wrestling with. You are in an unusual circumstance. Other people close to you may lack the ability to understand what you’ve been going through and what you currently need.
Dealing with this isolation is no simple task, either. Beautiful Existence apparently finds solace in blogging about her experience.
You’ll need more than a blog, though.
For help understanding exactly what you can do to gain clarity after your petty theft charges, get in touch with the Kraut Law Group today to set up a free and thorough consultation. Mr. Kraut and his team have the track record, experience, and resources to give you a solid defense and protect your rights and your future.