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i was arrested 7 years ago for sholifting -peace of t-shirt

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i was arrested 7 years ago for sholifting -peace of t-shirt for 250 usd and paid fine or warranty ,then never been in court .i 've leave almost 7 years oversease and just want to go to usa for 10 days .. Will i have a problem on the border when i enter Usa.. I check my criminal recors it show only First appearance Misdemeanor .. I dont know what to do. Im affraid do not get arrested on the border because i will be with friends ,they never been in Usa
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking.

If you paid your fine upon your arrest and then nothing more was done, this was likely a deal by the DA where they take the fine and just end up dismissing the case, which is why the court cannot find your case anywhere, it has likely been dismissed. Furthermore, if you were wanted this would show up when you checked your record and when you checked your record and it does not show anything other than first appearance and no warrant, then there is no warrant issued.

Thus, to answer your question you would have no problem entering the US and while they might question you all you have to tell them is you paid a fine and it was dismissed.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

on the criminal records show the case number: 23CR968455MIJOH

State of georgia ,Fulton county ..then case cattegory: Arrest 12771011

and thats it .. so i think you help me with it so much ..but if it is possible to check by case number XXXXX be perfect

Thank you for your response.

A check of the case number XXXXX not show up any warrants or convictions on the charge. The main thing is it shows no warrants on the case, meaning you are not wanted and would not be arrested when you enter the US.
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