Hello, thank you so much.
Yes, I think so. I received a mail from the company and they requested me to pay $500 fine for the shoplifting damages. I paid it right away online, and have the receipt. Do you think this will help me at the court?
The police officer said since it was my first time, I would get no time in jail, have a public defender, and there will no record left if I don't get in trouble for the next 6 months. But I'm not sure if I should still hire a lawyer. Some say shoplifting is common and not considered so seriously compared to other cases, so there would be no time. but I'm just very concerned and nervous since this has never happened before, and I must leave the country on June 1st.
Thank you so much
Thank you so much for your detailed answers.
I have just a few more questions:
do you think I should hire an attorney for the court on the 31st?
Also, I'm an international student - should I bring all the documents that certify my enrollment at the university? (ID, passport, I-20, school letter, etc) because I heard non-citizens may have to attend the court several times. and since that's not possible for me, leaving on June1st, could you inform me what I can do about this?
I'm coming back to the states in the beginning of September. If the court requires me to come back, do you think it's possible to set the date in September? do you think that's too late? it's absolutely not possible for me to come back to the States before that..
Also, when I appear at the court on the 31st, am I going to have a time to talk with PD before the court hearing starts?
Finally, you said: "Also, if you are under any type of supervision, you need to make sure the court knows and gives you permission to leave the country." Does it mean that is there any possibility that the court might not let me leave the country on June 1st? do they have the authority to do so?
Again, thank you so much for everything. I will definitely follow up with the best rating!!
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