I need help, information, suggestion.
I have a relative who is up on multiple charges. She is a 56 year old woman who has never been in trouble with the law before.
about 3 weeks ago she was let go from her job, a compnay she has help get started, based on age and race descrimination. She is currently taking care of her 80 year old father and her 90 year old uncle, and she is struggling finacially. Her uncle lives in a home but is also low on funds to keep up his rent. Out of desparation she took a key she had laying around and one night went into the office at her old job, took a check, filled it out and mailed it to pay for her uncle's rent. The place did not take the check and instead sent it back, so no money was exchanged.
She is now brought up on charges of burglary, theft, check fraud, and recieving stolen property. I want to know what we are facing here? I dont want to see her go to jail. Some say it may not go pass the Preliminary hearing and she may only get probation and a fine. This is in the state of Pennsylvania.
Any suggestions? Or what attorney should we get for her? In anyones' educated opinion what is she facing or more likely to recieve?