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Cases to be dismissed pending successful drug court stint

LIHU‘E — A Kapa‘a woman was sentenced to 18 months of jail, four years of probation and drug rehabilitation as part of a global plea agreement last Wednesday afternoon in Fifth Circuit Court by Fifth Circuit Judge Kathleen Watanabe.

Sharon Elizabeth Aeriel Farr, 38, pled no contest to several charges in three separate cases filed against her, including to one of the burglaries in the second degree and theft in the second degree.

As part of the plea offer, Farr must successfully complete Kaua‘i Drug Court.

Farr was sentenced to one year in jail, with credit for time served and must be accepted into an in-patient substance abuse treatment program of no less than 60 days.

If Farr fails to complete the probation, she could potentially face terms served concurrently and she is required to pay restitution while incarcerated.

Farr was re-sentenced to forgery in the second degree in the third case that date backs to October 2017. The other charge involving that case included unauthorized possession of confidential information, which was dismissed with prejudice in 2018.

Farr pled no contest to a burglary in the second degree and theft in the second degree exceeding $750.

Completing the four years probation, the jail term, and successful completion of Kaua’i Drug Court and drug treatment programs will also reduce the sentence.

According to one of her criminal defense attorneys Matthew Mannisto, Farr can ask to be excused from the rest of the jail sentence.

She was required to seek and maintain full-time employment as part of a substantial condition of her probation.

Farr was also ordered to pay $1,275.65 in restitution charges, a $150 probation assessment fee, a $105 criminal injury compensation fee, and a $100 internet crimes against children fee in both cases.

During Wednesday’s resentencing, Farr was issued more conditions for charges she accepted on a no-contest plea on in 2018.

Farr pled no contest to forgery in the second degree, which included a four-year term of probation and a one-year jail sentence, which can be averted with successful rehabilitation programs.

She also had to pay a $105 crime victim compensation fee, a $150 probation fee and a $100 internet crimes against children’s fee.

Farr was also charged with fraudulent use of a credit card. That case included a co-defendant.

She was re-sentenced to four years of probation, and one year in jail, which can be reduced if she successfully completes drug rehabilitation.

If she violates any of the terms of probation and conditions, she will be sentenced to five years in prison.

She also must follow the stay-away order against a victim that remains in place from the original sentence.

Dating back to June of 2019, Farr accumulated a number of charges filed against her when she was arrested for shoplifting and accepted a no-contest plea agreement after serving a 14-day jail sentence. Farr was then arrested again for shoplifting in September of that year and spent three days in jail. She later accepted a no-contest plea agreement.

In February last year, she accepted a no-contest plea to the charge.

On March 10, 2020, Farr pled no contest to criminal trespassing in the third degree on commercial premises after a written warning was filed.

Farr had two additional cases dismissed in 2020. Farr has traffic citations, and criminal complaints filed against her dating back to 2005, where she has accumulated a number of complaints against her over the 16-year span.
Source: The Garden Island

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