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My relative was arrested yesterday (total around $150). She

My relative was arrested yesterday for shoplifting (total around $150). She is not poor at all and had no reason to steal but she went to the store picked up few items she liked wanted to pay for it but out of a sudden decided to press the elevator button to go out instead of going to the cash register which is just next to (after) the elevator with the items in her bag. She is an immigrant student (experienced professional outside the US) works part time and lives with her sister so no personal expenses at all. Her sister is paying her college fee too that she will have to return with no deadline, so no interest no stress of paying high interest an deadline. Its unbelievable what happened there.She could have walked to the cash register (that she told she was planning to with items in her bag....) after she prssed the elevator button she wanted to fix her thought of leaving and then pay for the items and then leave but before she could do that tore security folks came by and asked her to come with them. When she told them she was going to pay for the items they didn't believe and sad she was lying. They also said they have on Camara that she shoplifted in April. Not sure if that happened or if they have that coverage that shows clearly she left without paying or they are just saying that. She had 4 tops and 2 dresses in the bag... I am sure she would have paid...she also said she was going up at the entrance to meet her sister as she was coming to the store to see the items she had selected with the baby and there is no cell phone signal at all in the store. She was shocked when she saw police their in 5 minutes and they didn't let her call her sister. They arrested her and told her she will have to go the police station first and then only she can call anyone. So this was all the bizzare incident.She is an immigrant student spending loads of money on her masters doing a part time job at the same university, no reason for stealing, what would you suggest should be the next step. She was released in less than 2 hours with a desk appearance ticket for Aug 11th. I she is found or proved guilty it's going to impact her whole life negatively and all the effort and hard work she has done till date will go waste due to this incident. This obviously is a first time arrest and we are hoping to get a dismissal and sealing of records so that this doesn't show up on her background check while applying for jobs or green card etc. Please suggest the best way to get the dismissal and sealing of record as if never happened.This has to be sealed/ plunged (not allowed in NYC) so sealed else her life is ruined. need detailed response / help ASAP with step by step process we should follow and anything you want to tell us to make the case stronger for dismissal.

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My son has been charged with 2 counts of burglary (day), 1

My son has been charged with 2 counts of burglary (day), 1 count of grand larceny and petit larceny. He has been in county jail for 100 days and his court appointed attorney has presented a plea for 2 years. This is in SC. Does this plea seem fair or are there other things we can ask of the attorney or we can do? He has never had any federal charges prior.JA: The Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else the Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: Garrett, my son was addicted to xanex and has gone to rehab since in jail. He gave back the items he still had to the victim. He's not been in any trouble in jail.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dec 2009 I was arrested petit larceny less than

Dec 2009 I was arrested for felony petit larceny less than 100.00 which was decreased to misdemeanor as conviction in state Va. I made mistake haven't got in any further trouble nor do I plan to as I was 19 and never have been in trouble, did time at Chesapeake jail as indicated on weekends as judge allowed me this due to carrying heavy college load. I did community work as indicated did not violate my year probation. Recently accepted to nursing school in Va at Mary mount is there anyway my case could be expunged or is there anything that could be done to help with sealing my records. Thank you, W***** A**** J****,l*, 2***

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My husband is being falsely accused of stealing a phone at

My husband is being falsely accused of stealing a phone at the gym he goes too. The cops took him in, and gave him a hearing date and took his prints and everything. However that day he went to work, came home we went jogging and next door to our house there is a camera (company with a camera on its wall) we must have came out there, we ran through it on the way out and the way in and after our run we went to staples another place that must have cameras. We both have an app on our phone that tracks the date and distance and times we ran. The cop showed a video that is not my husband, my husband tried to point out differences between him and the guy on the video and all the cop continuously said was "well it doesn't have to be an exact match" "the description doesn't have to be exact" and then threaten him with central bookings if he didn't admit he did. The guy in the video is not him and they can't even see his full face to confirm. The cop was convinced it was him and didn't even care to further investigate. What can we do in regards ***** ***** Apparently this guy wants to press charges for his phone, but my husband wasn't even in the gym that day. The cop claims that the gym guy said he was there 110% however, that's impossible bc he wasn't! The guy even told the my husband he never said that, but of course the police want to twist it around and say that my husband is intimidating. Can a lawyer please guide us. My husband is innocent I am certain of that he has no need to steal a phone. What should we do????

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My son has been stealing money from family.....using ATM cards,

My son has been stealing money from family.....using ATM cards, cash from purses and safes. He has also stolen coins, jewelry, handgun. We believe he needs to be arrested. Please tell me what happens when we do that.....do we press charges, can they be dropped? How long would he be in jail before charge/sentencing?

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, I was shopping at sportsmans warehouse with a friend last

Hi, I was shopping at sportsmans warehouse with a friend last night and was charged with petit larceny. I had unintentionally put two small cases of shotgun shells in my pocket, worth a total of $5.98, and proceded to purchase a four pack of gas canisters for a coleman stove, worth around $13 i believe. While paying for the fuel I had forgotten that the shotgun shells were in my pocket. Upon exiting the store I was confronted by three men and escorted back into the store (who I assume were undercover cameramen of sorts for the warehouse) and they searched me, found the unpaid for shotgun shells and called the police. The police did their thing and charged me with a $500 dollar fine and petit larceny. This is my first theft charge, although I was recently charged with public intoxication. I live in Reno, NV which is where this altercation occurred.I was wondering what my chances are of not having this misdemeanor show up on my record, and instead, get some sort of theft class or even the have the charge dropped as an alternative, as I assume a misdemeanor for theft would be a big deterrent for future career prospects.Do you have any experience with this?If so thanks alot in advance!

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I was ticketed larceny in Oklahoma, I was told I

I was ticketed for petit larceny in Oklahoma, I was told I could either pay the fine or go to court. Is there any chance if I do go to court that I can keep this off my record? I made a big mistake and have never been in trouble before. I am so scared and upset I just want to know what to expect.

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Um, well yes. I live in Bronx NY. Im trying to obtain a NYC

Um, well yes. I live in Bronx NY. I'm trying to obtain a NYC pistol permit license for home defense/target shooting. I have two arrest records. about 9-10 years removed from today. One was a domestic violence issue as a young, lost, immature kid. I was arrested, a protection order was put in place until the court date, then all charges were dropped. Me & my wife are still together. After the incident, regretfully, her mom passed. We assumed care of her 4 siblings as well as our daughter. We currently have a one year old daughter(our second). No other violent issues have arose between us. I fully understood the ramifications behind my actions. Second was a petite larceny charge were I pilfered a package from my employer. I went to a anti theft program, and was told by the judge charges will be dropped as long as I stood out of trouble. Since then I have been a tax paying, law abiding citizen. I have no MTA violations and my license(commercial) is clean. I currently work as a maintenance

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I am having an issue with a grand larceny charge from a local

I am having an issue with a grand larceny charge from a local academy sports and outdoors, what can i do other than lawyer up?I have no criminal record and have never been tried or convicted of anything. please help!!!

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