I was charged with petty theft for allegedly stealing merchandise from a major Orange County California department store. Words cannot describe the level of anxiety that came over me when I was contacted by Loss Prevention and then the Police, who arrested me. My mind was racing about the devastating impact a theft conviction (a crime of “moral turpitude” – dishonesty) would be on my life, reputation, and career. Even though shoplifting is generally a misdemeanor I understood that it can be treated more harshly than many felony offenses.
After meeting with and hiring Attorney Matthew B. Wallin of Wallin of Wallin & Klarich my mind was put at ease. Everything was explained to me in terms I could understand and he made him self available to me by email or telephone at anytime.
Attorney Matthew B. Wallin’s knowledge of the law, court, and criminal justice system was apparent from the start. His tremendous relationships with the district attorney and Judge allowed for such a remarkable result. Without me ever having to be present in court Attorney Matthew B. Wallin negotiated a deal where upon completion of a simple six hour theft class, the charges against me would be DISMISSED and I would have no criminal record. Attorney Matthew B. Wallin and his firm Wallin and Klarich stand out with true integrity and compassion.