Thank you, Fran. You helped me with this last week. I am so afraid of getting a shady lawyer that will hurt more than help me.
I know the seriousness of this offense and am more than willing to do what I need to do but really need to move. I previously worked as a marketing director and assume that most jobs nowdays are doing background checks. I am very low on funds after being unemployed off and on for two years, but will gladly pay to invest in my future.
I have taken an online anti-theft course, and paid for a one hour counseling session from the national association of shoplifting prevention, both which cost me almost $100. Will this help my case?
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