Charges: Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

Case Result: Dismissal of all 5 felony charges

County: Stokes

What Happened

One of our clients was facing 5 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. Due to factors outside of her control, our client’s business dissolved. So our client was out of work, but the State was trying to collect money on an overpayment billing error.

With each charge, our client faced the potential of months in prison. As a result, she would become a convicted felon. She’d temporarily lose her voting rights, and lose her ability to possess a firearm. In addition, she’d face difficulties in future employment opportunities, as some employers have policies from hiring convicted felons.