Umansky Law Firm Achieves Favorable Plea Bargain for Client in Petit Theft Case

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The Umansky Law Firm is proud to announce a successful outcome in a recent petit theft case in Seminole County, Florida.

Case Number: 2011-12338-MMA
The Umansky Law Firm is proud to announce a successful outcome in a recent petit theft case in Seminole County, Florida. Under the skillful legal guidance of Lindsey C. Gergely, the client was able to achieve a plea bargain that dramatically reduced the charges against him as well as the accompanying consequences.

“This was a case where the client made a poor judgment, but was not a bad person,” says Ms. Gergely. “The State of Florida recognized that and gave the client a very good offer. This saved the client from being branded a dishonest person. I feel justice was done in this case.”

According to Lindsey C. Gergely, her client was charged with petit theft after allegedly stealing pallets from a Home Depot parking lot. The client indicated that he thought they were trash and could be taken. However, witnesses at the scene indicated that Ms. Gergely’s client had previously been told not to take the pallets.

Since the client had previously been charged with grand theft, he did not qualify for a diversion/first offender program under Florida law. Per the facts reported in the Seminole County Court records for case number: 2011-12338-MMA, the prosecution initially offered a plea to the petit theft charges, but the client did not want to have a conviction for a crime of dishonesty on his record. After discussing the pros and cons of taking the plea with Ms. Gergely, the client chose to go to trial. During a long day of jury selection, Ms. Gergely was able to convince the prosecutor to offer a plea of disorderly conduct. As a result of this plea bargain, Ms. Gergely’s client was able to avoid probation and prevent a crime of dishonesty from marring his permanent record. Ms. Gergely’s client also received a withhold of adjudication which makes him eligible to have the disorderly conduct charge sealed down the road.

The lawyers at the Umansky Law Firm truly believe that everyone deserves a second chance. Through Ms. Gergely’s efforts, this client was able to avoid many of the consequences associated with petit theft that would have negatively impacted many areas of his life. A second chance was granted due to her efforts.

About The Umansky Law Firm

The Umansky Law Firm is a criminal defense firm serving individuals in the Orlando, Florida area. Their lawyers are committed to delivering high levels of personalized attention to all clients in order to help them achieve the best possible outcome to their case. As former prosecutors and police department legal advisers, their lawyers possess a unique skill set that gives clients a much needed edge in their criminal defense representation. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at

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