Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:56 AM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:07 AM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:12 AM
Why would I steal them knowing I could go to prison? . . . Now tell me why would I throw all that away?
Don't you think these are rather silly questions? You said you have a prior felony conviction. You certainly knew when you committed the crime(s) that led to that conviction that you could go to prison as a result, right? And you you committed the crime(s) anyway, right? So you certainly should have some insight into the reasons why criminals commit crimes.
These are the only questions you asked. If there was more that you wanted to know, feel free to post a follow up.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:14 AM
Stuff thrown away by others in the dumpster aren't yours to simply take. That leads to problems like this. A good rule to follow is never take anything that isn't yours, even if you think it may be abandoned or discarded. You don't know for sure what the story is with that item, and it may bring you all kinds of grief for taking it.
Your lawyer can only do so much with the facts that are available. The reality is, just given what you said here, it is certainly possible that a jury would convict you if this went to trial. Your attorney can't change the evidence against you. Your attorney can't magically make this go away. Even though you say you didn't intend to steal anything, if the available evidence makes it look like you are guilty, you can be convicted anyway. Sure, it's not fair for that to happen, but that's just the way things work. You put yourself into a situation that makes it look bad. There is only so much your lawyer can do to minimize that.
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