A nineteen year old Sidney woman was sentenced to 6 months in the Ohio Reformatory for Women after giving police her sister’s name when being investigated on theft charges. According to the Dayton Daily News, the judge said the woman’s actions were a “slap in the face to the criminal justice system.”
This wasn’t the woman’s first run-in with the Ohio criminal courts. She has apparently had contact with law enforcement since as early as the age of 15. Her crime of choice seemed to be theft offenses as the article details her prior run-ins included bad checks, unauthorized use of property, and theft.
The woman was on probation at the time of the latest offense when police were called to Walmart to investigate a theft. There she allegedly gave the investigating officers her twin sisters name and wasn’t identified until an officer came to the scene who had dealt with her on prior occasions.
A life of crime often starts early and if not stopped can spin out of control. The judge likely felt that confinement would be appropriate and hopefully give the convicted woman the wakeup call needed to turn her life around.
On the other hand, this was part of a plea agreement and she originally faced up to one year in prison for the identity theft charge. This goes to show that even in cases of extensive criminal histories, plea agreements can be reached that are mutually beneficial to both parties.
When you are facing charges, whether they are for identity theft, drugs, or even DUI, there are multiple options available to you—even more so if this is your first encounter with the law.
Contact us today to discuss any charges against you and what your potential outcomes could be. Our aggressive defense attorneys, will work tirelessly to ensure you get the best possible results in court.