Each person often approaches situations in his or her own manner. Individuals who have been accused of a crime may feel that one legal method is more fitting for the situation, and others may handle similar circumstances differently. Even parties who have been accused in the same alleged event may not choose the same legal paths. Some individuals charged for alleged theft crimes may plead guilty and others may not.
It was recently reported that two individuals in Colorado are approaching their charges in different ways. The situation began when a man and a woman were accused of stealing holiday decorations from more than a dozen homes. Officers reportedly followed through with a tip, and searched the home of the man and woman, which led to those individuals facing felony theft charges.
The man pleaded guilty to the charges that were leveled against him and is set to be sentenced next month. It was unclear whether this plea was part of an agreement with the prosecution. However, the woman chose to plead not guilty, and her legal process will also continue next month. The woman is currently out of custody on bond.
As this situation shows, facing the same theft charges does not mean that individuals will wish to follow the same legal path. Moving forward with the course of action with which an individual feels most comfortable is an important aspect of the legal process. Information on creating a criminal defense may prove beneficial to the woman in this Colorado case if she continues on the path of maintaining her innocence.
Source: koaa.com, “Follow Up: Couple accused of stealing holiday decorations due back in court next month“, Eric Ross, March 12, 2015