Those facing criminal charges stemming from the person’s place of employment will likely face additional consequences. Even if the criminal charges do not result in a conviction, it is likely that the defendant will suffer consequences due to the allegations. If the workplace of the accused is a party of the criminal action, it is likely that the defendant will no longer have a place of employment. Moreover, the person will likely suffer damage to their personal and professional reputation, making it difficult to move past these criminal allegations.
According to recent reports, an employee at the department of Motor Vehicles in New York was recently arrested on felony charges. Preliminary investigation suggests that the 29-year-old man was caught using a work computer to get a date with a customer.
Police reports indicate that the man was charged with a felony count of computer trespass, a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized use of a computer and official misconduct. Allegedly, the DMV employee used his work computer to look up the name and number of a customer that was being helped by another employee. Thereafter, he supposedly proceeded to call the woman three times, posing as a Motor Vehicle Quality Assurance representative. Following accusations, he apparently admitted that he was calling to ask her out.
Currently, the DMV employee is suspended without pay. The case is still under investigation and remains pending. When an individual is facing serious charges, such as a felony charge, it is important that a defendant is aware of the person’s rights. Individuals are afforded criminal defense options, which could be used to reduce or dismiss the potential penalties the person could face.
Source: Betanews.com, “New York Motor Vehicle employee caught using computer to get a date,” Alan Buckingham, Oct. 1, 2016