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I was picked up for shoplifting today. Can the charge be reduced

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I was picked up for shoplifting today. Can the charge be reduced or dismissed if there is no criminal history background?
It can be, but it doesn't have to be. The best thing to do is hire an attorney to try and plea bargain the charge down to "pretrial diversion" or a "deferred adjudication". Either of these will prevent a conviction from being on your record.

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