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Hi Jacustomer,His lawyer can likely negotiate a diversion disposition on a first shoplifting offense for a low amount of money. That's a special kind of supervision after which, if the minor fulfills all that's expected of him -- usually fines, community service, anti theft class and supervision -- the case gets dismissed at the end and he would therefore have no criminal conviction on his record. Short of an outright dismissal (which is never a typical disposition) this would be the best possible negotiated outcome, and while I can't guarantee he'll get it because that's always up to the prosecutor, it is readily available in Hennepin County and his background and crime would put him in the pool of highly eligible candidates for it.
We live approximately 2 hours from the county of occurrence. Would it be likely that community service and anti-theft class and supervision be transferred to our residence county?
Also, please explain what the supervision entails.
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