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DMV Employee Avoids Wrongful Conspiracy Charges and is Able to Keep His Pension

Apr 03, 2018 by Mike McKneely in Criminal Defense

Sometimes people take advantage of the kind nature of others, causing compassionate, unsuspecting people to be charged with serious crimes. Such was the case for a recent client of attorney Mike McKneely, who was charged with conspiracy to steal vehicles after being arrested at his job with the California DMV.

The man, a veteran, faced felony charges that brought with them the possibility of losing his pension and a prison term of three or more years. Through reviewing evidence that included surveillance videos, text messages, and police reports, attorney McKneely was able to demonstrate to the prosecutor that his client’s kind nature was taken advantage of, and that he had no idea he was involved in registering stolen vehicles.

After working closely with the court and the prosecutor, attorney McKneely was able to settle his client’s case for a misdemeanor that involved accepting a gift for state services. Because of this, the client was able to keep his pension and complete community service at the local VA medical center assisting veterans like himself that suffer from PTSD and other service-related issues.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

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