Theft Charges Dismissed!

Posted By on Oct 25, 2012

Congratulations Cook & Cook Client! Another Innocent person got her case dismissed today!

We are so happy for our Cook & Cook Client who got her theft charges dismissed today, which were pending out of county court 2 dismissed today, before the honorable Judge Wolf.  In this case, the client was accused of stealing from JCPenny’s.  The client was an innocent woman who was punched in the face by the security guard of the store.  Attorney Megan Cook issued a subpoena to obtain the security guard training records, resume, and other pertinent information.  The security guard wholly ignored the issued subpoena.  Attorney Cook explained this to the Judge.  The State asked for more time to prepare for trial, and the Judge denied the request.  The State of Texas was left without any choice but to dismiss the case for the client.  Hooray.

Practice Tip to Get Your Theft Charges Dismissed

They call it the practice of law because attorneys are always just practicing the legal principles of any process.  Today, criminal defense Attorney Megan Cook learned that it is a GREAT idea to subpoena the Prosecutor’s complaining witness prior to the trial setting.   This will help the defense attorney to obtain relevant records from the witness, but will also, at a minimum, tell the defense attorney whether the State’s witness is going to cooperate with appearing at the trial in the first place.  If the witness will not cooperate, the attorney can do a better job of negotiating the case.




  1. I recently was charged with theft from Walmart in brownsburg Indiana. I did not steal though. I ha no intent of stealing. I went to the bathroom at the front of the store with my cart. I left the bathroom and headed back towards the store checkout before I could get there two security guards stopped me an sai I was trying to leave the store and that I had passed a point of sale. I did not go out the doors or even attempt to go out the doors. They tried to get me to sign something saying I was stealing but I would not sign. I went to jail and bonded out. Any advice would be appreciated

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    • Hi Tiffany, give me a call so that I can refer you to a good attorney that works in Indiana. You will need a local attorney, as he or she will know the applicable law. Our Firm is only licensed to handle criminal cases based out of Texas.

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