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I was arrested tonight with class C petty theft under 50

I was arrested tonight with class C petty theft under 50 dollars. In a desperate moment at cash register I realized I wasn't gonna have enough and I panicked and embarrassed because people I knew where behind me. So I covered couple items under my purse and tossed 2 conditioners in my purse... I got caught , I was only in front of the cashier... I panicked.., police came took me to jail, my mother came and paid the fine ... Does this make me guilty?? Never gave me options, I never saw a citation with court date. This is my first offense!! I'm ashamed ... I'm worried because I'm a RN.., will this affect my license ?? What are my optionsJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Texas... Feb 20 about 830 pm.. I'm still up can't sleep.. So worriedJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No.. I got home at 1015...I asked them what's next and they said " nothing" you are good to go, class C is no big deal??"JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That is everything... Honest truth... I did it and I can't explain why... Desperate moment

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Zoey_ JD

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I need some advice, but do I have to pay a lot just to get

Yes I need some advice, but do I have to pay a lot just to get some advice? JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Customer: I'm in Tennessee JA: Has anything been filed or reported? Customer: Yes JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you? Customer: NoI am currently on unsupervised probation/diversion for petty theft under $500. I have made all my payments, done all of the community service, and completed the shoplifting class I was required to take so I was able to be put on unsupervised. Earlier today I was given a citation for being in a friend's vehicle where there was possession of marijuana one blunt that was 0.5 grams. I don't have money to afford a lawyer for this as I'm only 20 and in school and my job barely supplies hours of work. So I have no idea what to do. I made a mistake being in that car, and I will never put myself in that situation again but I don't want to go to jail and I really can't afford to pay more fines so I just need to know if there's any way I can avoid this since it was not my car I was in. I know it is probably going to be a probation violation if I call my probation officer and I'm scared she will send me to jail because of this and then I will no longer be able to be on diversion and I will have a record. I just don't know how to proceed from here!Detail Required: LOW; Urgency: LOW

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Zoey_ JD

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I was found guilty in Maryland in 1992 of theft. Md statute

I was found guilty in Maryland in 1992 of theft. Md statute code 27.342. Is this a felony? My understanding is that it is not.

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ScottyMacEsq

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Petty theft is macys, Ilinoj, No, Yes petty theft is macys

HelloJA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?Customer: Petty theft is macysJA: In what state did this occur?Customer: IlinojJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes petty theft is macys

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Zoey_ JD

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I've never stole anything before and I got busted the first

Hi,JA: Hi. How can we be of help?Customer: So I've never stole anything before and I got busted the first time. I'm 19 and this will be my first time ever going to court or getting in trouble for that matter. I don't know if I should request a public defender because I can't afford an attorney. I'm not sure what my punishment would be either. I really don't want to go to jail and I really don't want anything on my record. Im a college student and I just got a job so I don't have any money yet to afford fees and everythingJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Ohio, sorry.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, I have not. I can't afford an attorneyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, not from the top of my head.

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Brandon M.

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I have court tomorrow on a petty theft charge. I have not

I have court tomorrow on a petty theft charge. I have not had the money to hire a lawyer. I don't know what to do or how to go about getting a lawyer before court tomorrow at 8:30 am. Can someone please give me some advice

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Nisha Jones, Esq.

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Lawyer, Earlier today, I was convicted of shoplifting in

Hello Lawyer,Earlier today, I was convicted of shoplifting in California and gave me 488 PC and asked me to appear in court by November. I'm really scared this was my first offence and I don't have any criminal record. I was out of my mind and I was absent minded while doing it, I never had intention to steal anything, I never ran with anything, I just walked out to different store without realizing I took stuff from the store. Please help me and how will this effect my future career, I'm non immigrant. Please help me.

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Law Tutor, Esq.

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Is theft of financial and tax records from a 501c3 by

Is theft of financial and tax records from a 501c3 by previous (and disgruntled) board members a criminal or civil issue? The non-profit is based in Oregon.

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Nisha Jones, Esq.

Juris Doctorate

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I had a misdemeanor back in 1990. I completed a program and

I had a misdemeanor back in 1990. I completed a program and my case was dismissed. How can i get this erased from my criminal recored?JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: CA. This was a petty theft charge.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: not yet.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Again, i completed a program successfully and my case was dismissed. Every time i apply for a job, i have to submit paperwork. THis happened in CA but now i live in Miami, FL.

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P. Simmons

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