Thank you very much. Your question raises a couple of issues.
I do not know if he will be contacted by the police with any questions. He may. He may not. Please understand that your son has a Fifth Amendment Right to remain silent and not answer their questions. If the police call with questions, he should exercise his right to remain silent.
Separately, I doubt the police will come and arrest him. He'll just get a court date in the mail.
When he goes to court, he can represent himself if he wants. He can go to court, plead not guilty, have a meeting with the prosecutor and YES he is eligible for youthful offender status. If he successfully completes probation, he will not have a public record. This will be a part of a plea agreement
with the prosecutor.
I cannot emphasize strongly enough how important it is for him to be successful. He does not want a public record of a theft
crime. Such a record makes a person's life very, very, very difficult in terms of applying for schools, getting into the military, being hired for jobs, etc. If he completes the judge's order, he won't have to worry about it.
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