Although she tells the future for a living, one psychic never saw her own arrest coming. The psychic should have done a reading before she tried to get on a plane bound for Europe. Law enforcement arrested her at Miami International Airport, and now she sees a jail cell in her future. Perhaps the woman can use her psychic powers to choose a Fort Lauderdale grand theft lawyer.
The arrest comes after law enforcement swore out a warrant for the woman’s arrest. They say the woman cheated her customers by charging $147,000 to drive out evil spirits. She was trying to book it to Barcelona when law enforcement arrived just in time. She faces the grand theft charges in Maryland, and so far she hasn’t agreed to extradition. There’s no word on her plans to work with a Fort Lauderdale grand theft lawyer to fight the extradition.
Police say that a private investigator working for the victim tracked the woman to the airport. They alerted the police that she had a warrant. Police say they got there with about 20 minutes to spare. The private investigator says that he’s been working on the case for years.
Police say that it’s not the woman’s first brush with the law. They say that she has prior convictions that came with an 18-month stint in prison. She had to pay more than half a million in restitution to previous victims.
The seriousness of a theft charge depends on the value of the items taken. A grand theft charge is a serious felony. It can bring time in prison, probation and fines. If a person is convicted, they must pay restitution to the victim for the value of the items taken.
Florida law 812.014 outlaws theft. To prove a theft case, the state’s attorney has to prove that the accused person purposefully takes the items in question. They must prove that the person charged either deprives the rightful owner of their use of the property, or that the person who takes the property uses it themselves when they don’t have a right to do so.
If you’re facing larceny charges, there are a number of defenses that may be available to you. A Grand theft criminal lawyer can help you evaluate the charges against you for viable defenses. You have the right to representation from a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer. If you or someone you know have been in a similar legal situation, contact Hassett & Associates, P.A. at 954-791-3939.