Brookline District Court
– Client arrested after allegedly stealing a camera from a fellow student at school. When confronted, client admits to stealing and attempting to sell it. Client is in the US on a student visa and both a CWOF or conviction will likely lead to his deportation. Attorney Seed is able to convince the judge, over the ADA’s objection, to postpone the arraignment for 2 months to allow for his investigation. He is able to speak with both the victim student and her mother and convince them of client’s deep regret and dire consequences. They agree not to prosecute and ask the ADA to have client complete 30 hours of community service prior to arraignment. This allows for the felony charge to be dismissed prior to arraignment, keep client’s record clean and allowing him to continue his education.