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Restitution Out of Court Settlement – The Bible Says it is a Good Idea

On Behalf of | May 6, 2016 | Restitution |

Criminal Restitution and the Bible – A Perfect Example in Arapahoe County
While many people freak out when the word “Bible” is mentioned, this best selling book of all times has some great advice.  Today, in our criminal lawyer blog, we’ll look at a modern example of how the Bible can save you from criminal charges.  This true story involves a recent case where our client was about to be charged with stealing money from his employer.  Fortunately, he received good legal counsel regarding paying Restitution out of court.  It saved him from felony criminal charges and an almost certain felony criminal conviction.  As always, the Bible was right on.

What the Bible Says Which Saved a Man From Felony Criminal Charges in Jefferson County

The Bible gives good advice which can save you from criminal charges in Jefferson County.  Here is a perfect example of a Bible verse worth following: “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.” Matthew 5:25.  On more than one occassion, we have tried to settle cases out of court with police or victims of criminal offenses.  Many times, it works.  It is always worth the effort to try.

Adams County Restitution and Criminal Case Settlements Out of Court

Every criminal case where there is a conviction, requires Restitution by law.  The definiton of Restitution includes, “making someone whole following a loss they have suffered.”  In Adams County Court, or anywhere else, it makes sense to at least try an out of court settlement through your lawyer.  If the idea fails and you are still prosecuted, you are not out anything.  Following a conviction, you have to pay restitution anyway. Don’t try this yourself, because your offer could be used against you in a criminal case. What have you got to lose if you are guilty of taking or damaging something of another? You could actually make your “victim” happy, and they would not call police.  Read why District Attorneys value Restitution highly.

Don’t Try a Criminal Restitution Settlement in Douglas County Yourself – You Could Make Things Worse

The crimes of Bribing a Witnes or Victim, C.R.S. 18-8-703, and Tampering with a Witness or Victim, C.R.S. 18-8-707,  in Douglas County can be charged if you contact a victim of your crime and try to persuade them not to go to police and report your crime.  But, when an attorney contacts the victim from the perspective of providing Restitution, it can work legally if done with great care.

Our lawyers only practice criminal defense.  We know how to work within the law to get you the best defense. The best case scenario is that criminal charges not be filed against you after you pay Restitution out of court.  In some cases, we can help make that happen.  So, never speak with police and call our defense attorneys at 303-731-0719, today. Together, we can protect your future.

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