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We live in Indiana. My 14 year old daughter was caught stealing

We live in Indiana. My 14 year old daughter was caught stealing a box of tampons from KMart. She has a court date already set with the state for criminal charges. However, I also just received a letter from an attorneys office offering a settlement of $300, at which time that is paid we would receive a release of a statutory civil "penalty" claim. I spoke with a representative of the lawyers office and she stated that this is a penalty fee for stealing, and it wouldn't have mattered if it was a $900 item, versus a box of tampons, the fee remains the same. The letter also states that if this $300 is not paid in full within 20 days, KMart may choose to prosecute for the above mentioned fee, lawyer fees, court costs, etc. Would you recommend paying the settlement, or risk the lawsuit? I feel $300 is a bit much for a box of tampons. Please advise. Thank you, XXXXX

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It's just something that bothered me. I was at walmart and

Hey, it's just something that bothered me. I was at walmart and suddenly this guy comes buy mext to me saying that "Oh I know what you did. Starts describing me by the phone supposedly talking to the police. That the police was going to come by and not leave. That I know ehat you did". Of course, I was stunned and said wait, what? What do you mean? And left running. Then I left and saw another guy in a car drive past me towarsa my vehicle and seemed he was recording me or taking pics. That was disturbing to me because clearly, I was not awarw of what was happening.JA: In what state did this occur?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I was charged with 1st degree trespassing in VA. 3 months

I was charged with 1st degree trespassing in VA. 3 months before there was an emergency protective order that the plaintiff let expire after 5 days. Will I face jail time? Thank you.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I made a fist appearance for a warrant for 1st degree misdemeanor trespassing.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when was the warrant issued?Customer: Virginia. The warrant was issued March 6, 2017.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have had DuI convictions 6 years ago and attempted fraud to obtain controlled substances in 2003. Additionally, the plaintiff claims she does not want me to serve jail time. Thank you.

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Location PA: Topic: expunge criminal record Criminal Charges

Location PA :Topic : expunge criminal recordCriminal Charges where made back in 2014 and they where dropped in 2015.How do you get this removed from a criminal background check?

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My daughter got stopped Friday night and got a DUI and had marijuana and a bong on her. Should I get a lawyer? She goes to court april 3JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: KYJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No I have notJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I know of

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The other day me and my husband were arguing and things got

Hi . The other day me and my husband were arguing and things got escalated and he locked himself in my bedroom and out of anger I got a knife and stabbed the bedroom door . I got arrested and got charged with terroristc threats and knowingly having a weapon . I have no felonies and no criminal record at all . This was my first offense and I am worried . My husband is not pressing charges , but the state is pressing them still . My husband is going to go to court with me , but I just want to know what my chances for penalties are . Thanks

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Are you a real person? I'm not sure my issue is really

are you a real person?JA: I'm an assistant to the Criminal Lawyer. I work with them to help customers like you.Customer: I'm not sure my issue is really criminal, or what it is. My boyfriend (we did not live together) passed away intestate and his daughter,who never liked anyone he dated,including me, is accusing me of stealing some of his things. Legally his eldest son should be in charge but hasn't done anything. She took over, only filed a small estate affidavit with the court which lists no property (he didn't own his home or car), never filed for probate, never took inventory and has removed a lot out of the house. She is merely harrassing me but I'm tired of publicly being accused of stealing his guitars, small cheap paint bottles and other little misc items which I do not have, nor care about. Should I just hope this passes?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no, I can't really afford one she hasnt pressed charges, right now she's just really angry and taking it out on me as if I'm the ONLY personhe knew. He passed away suddenly, if that helpsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no, I don't think so

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