A woman entered Walmart in North Attleboro, Massachusetts and proceeded to place several items in her shopping cart. She placed some of the items in the bottom portion of the cart, while other items she concealed in her coat. Asset Protection noticed the woman’s deceit. They watched as the woman proceeded to the check-out area, paid for the items in the lower portion of the cart and attempted to pass the functional point of sale without paying for the concealed items. Before reaching the exit, the woman was confronted by an Asset Protection Officer. Upon inquiry about the concealed items, the woman became uncooperative and started to walk towards the exit of the store. At this time, police, who had already been called, arrived on scene and confronted her. She owned up to her misdeeds and told them “that she would never steal again.” Upon her release from the station, the woman hired Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney, John L. Calcagni III, to defend her in this case before the Attleboro District Court. Since the woman was not a United States Citizen, she was charged with a crime of moral turpitude, a conviction for this offense could have resulted in adverse immigration consequences, such as deportation, denial of naturalization of citizenship and bar to reentering the United States, once removed. Attorney Calcagni’s team engaged in ongoing negotiations with the Commonwealth and presented it with mitigation materials on her behalf. Following this aggressive advocacy for the woman, Attorney Calcagni and his team successfully negotiated for dismissal of this case upon the woman’s payment of $150 in costs.