I'm sorry. I don't seem to have much information on your issue.
What are you charged with?
Do you have an attorney yet?
What stage in the proceeding are you in?
What is your question or are you simply looking for some general guidance?
As I am not a licensed attorney in your area, I can only answer questions and cannot take on a representative capacity with you. I try to be very open about the nature of online answering and make sure that people do not get the idea that they are here to hire a lawyer to represent them in any way. This is an informational site where you can get answers to various questions under a wide variety of categories. The experts on this site are experience professionals in their respective fields who regularly represent clients in their respective jurisdictions, however attorneys are licensed from state to state and attorneys are not permitted to practice law outside the state(s) in which they are licensed. Therefore, we must advise you up front that we are not here to represent you or be a substitute for a lawyer in your area.
If you would prefer... I will opt out and see if we have anyone licensed to practice in your state. However, even if they are licensed in your state they will not likely be willing to take on a representative capacity online. The internet is not a good venue to form an attorney-client relationship.
Please let me know what you prefer... I'll be happy to continue assisting you or opt out and see who else we have...
I will be happy to refer your refund request to customer service. Experts are not employed by JustAnswer so I have no control over your deposit. The customer service people will be happy to help you.
By the way, do not worry yourself too much about a first offense shoplifting charge. You should contact your local public defender's office and ask about qualifying for their services. You will likely be given first offender treatment and may even avoid being convicted of a crime. My prediction is that you will feel much better about this after discussing this with your public defender.
I hope you return to JustAnswer in the future. I appreciate the opportunity to assist you.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).