September 14, 2010 10:14am CST
So my husband is facing theft charges from stealing money from his employer. I didn't think that he did it cause I never saw any money, no big purchaes or anything. He had a pre lim back in May and I had to leave so I didn't get to see all of it. When I came back he told me the PD had him sign an agreement to pay the money back and plead to D.C. charge. He has until sept 28th to pay back $750. But in the meantime, he got a job but when his background came back with the theft charges on it they let him go. So now job= no money to pay the money back. It's down to 2 weeks left. I only make $225 a week, we live in public housing on food stamps, I've gotten shut off's for all utilities. No cable anymore, we shut that off. Just cell phones which I feel are important cause we have children, we need to have a phone. I don't know what to do. The layer I talked to said it will look bad on him if he plead guilty before but then pleads not guilty if it goes to trial.
14 Sep 10
I'm sorry for what happened. Why did your husband plead guilty the first time? If he did not do it he should've fought to have his name cleared. Otherwise that will always be a mark that might prevent him from getting jobs in the future especially in this time of crisis.
15 Sep 10
but having that mark in your husband's is just the same as having gone to jail. Even though he wasn't guilty he'd be branded as if he did it. I think that was bad council on the public defender's part, it was like an easy way out of jail, with negative repurcussions in future.
23 Sep 10
Sorry to hear that.. but you know what, I am undergoing the same situation as you are right now.. It's so hard for me. Though my husband haven't gotten to the point that he has to pay anything and have charges against him. bUT we are suspecting it's going that way also.. I am so worried.. I don't work, and my kid is studying already. I don't know how to start looking for 50thousand, because my husband asked for my help. I don't want to have a debt that much,because I know I can't pay for it.. How's everything doing for you now?Please give me some advice.. I hardly need it..