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My grandson drank a soda in Walmart, put it down and didnt

My grandson drank a soda in Walmart, put it down and didnt pay. He was taken in an office, they took his picture and ID but did not call police. He is now being hounded by Palmer, Reifler and Assoc. in Orlando, FL. They want hundreds of dollars payment and are threatening him with a lawsuit/ and or jail. He is scared to death. He lives paycheck to paycheck and does not have the money. It's like extortion! He has admitted guilt, and paid them $25. What now?

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I want to change my last name to my maiden name. I am

I want to change my last name to my maiden name. I am required by the Colorado Law that I have completed the fingerprint cards to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and FBI. I received the letters from them. CBI states that I have a clean record in Colorado. FBI says in the letter, "A search of the fingerprints provided by this individual has revealed prior arrest data at the FBI. This does not preclude further criminal history at the state or local level." I was surprised and I read next pages. I truly forgot about my past. I was a teenager when I was arrested for shoplifting in 1975 in Rochester, New York and charged as theft. It was misdemeanor and I completed the charge. I think I paid the fine. In 1978 I was arrested in Austin Texas for shoplifting (with my friend) and I was charged theft. (Charge 1) That is it. It does not say if it was completed. I am very upset and I forgot about my past. I don't remember if I did pay the fine, but I remember that my late husband told me that he paid the fine for me because I did not have a job at that time. I don't understand what FBI says above. Will they arrest me or what? Will it be a problem if I go ahead to the court in Denver and pay $100 to change my last name to my maiden name? Will it hurt me if I apply for a part time job if I change it to my maiden name?

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Alex J. Esq.

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I have been convicted of a petty theft charge. The court

HI! I have been convicted of a petty theft charge. The court date is coming up and I dont know what to do.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No thank you I can explain to the lawyer.

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My niece, Sheila Rooney, has been accused of placing toys in

My niece, Sheila Rooney, has been accused of placing toys in 2 of her kids bag, 4 and 7 years old, at Walmart, in West Allis, Milwaukee County. She has many mental issues, such as Attention Deficit, and Bipolar , hence she is very unaware how to resolve this Fine of $500.00. She claimed the kids put them in there, but , I have the Paperwork from the Court and she was on film.Now I know that and have told her she must admit she did it. the situation is not good. The Judge asked her to write a letter to explain the situation. She has very little money, is on fixed income of SSI. We are due back in court on Sept. 7th, 2016. I want to help her straighten this all out. Can she have a Public Defender to assist her? What can you reccomend? I am her Aunt Colleen Hagen . AT(###) ###-####

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I'm fifty years old and I live in the state of Connecticut.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I'm fifty years old and I live in the state of Connecticut. In 2009, while under the care of a Psychiatrist, I was put on Abilify and started to gamble compulsively, spending compulsively. I acted erratically until I was taken off of it in 2014. I just saw a commercial on television about possibly filing an Abilify lawsuit. I have put my family in deep financial distress while being on this drug. I would like to pursue a claim, but am wondering if it's too late for me to file. I don't want to put myself through it to only find out that the statute of limitations is expired. Can you please help me?

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I past my CA state life and health licenses a few days

I past my CA state life and health licenses a few days before I was arrested for shoplifting back in 2009 and I didn't go to court but i completed a diversion program. My licenses was approved, maybe it was not on my record yet? Now I'm planning to get my property and casualty licenses and I'm wondering if that incident will effect me?

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Alex J. Esq.

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My dad is 92yrs old-he was arrested for shoplifting June 29

My dad is 92yrs old-he was arrested for shoplifting June 29 & is to appear in court Aug 3. Misdemeanor <$500 with no prior convictions. Should he have an attorney with him when he goes to court soon? Should he enroll in a diversion program prior to court date or will judge recommend that? We live in Nebraska. Thank you!

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I am an international student and i did shoplifting in on of

HiI am an international student and i did shoplifting in on of the cvs cvs stores and i got caught . I said i coule pay for that cuz i put the item by accident in the bag as I bought other items too . But they said no all i need is your id but i gave my friends id who didn't look like me at all but they got it . Take a copy and i was left free . A month later she received a letter to pay a fine and appear on the court . Dhe made the claim that it wasn't her and now the claim is closed . They asked her if she knew me and she said no . What happens next can they find me ?

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My 21 year old son was arrested from a Walmart. s

My 21 year old son was arrested for theft from a Walmart. His explanation is that his girlfriend had called in a panic because their dog was choking. He rushed with his shopping cart that had about $150-$200 merchandise toward the exit to get better phone service to hear her. A store employee stopped him at the exit doors - he was outside the interior doors, but inside the exterior doors, where an employee checks your receipt. He explained he hadn't paid yet. The employee took him back in and said things like "you're just like my son, you won't get away with this." They called the police and my son received a summons. I know that my son really does have very poor phone service, and I know that he regularly shops at Walmart and I've seen several receipts from that store. He has also never been accused of theft or shoplifting.He is going to appear in court and has an opportunity to talk to the City Prosecutor. We have been told that he may get an offer to plea. My questions:How do we request a copy of any evidence they have - such as video from a camera at Walmart's? What other information should we try to obtain? My son cannot afford an attorney, but he doesn't want to accept a plea when he is innocent of the intent to steal - although legally - did he "steal" because he took his cart past the checkout without paying? What are the likely plea deals they may offer? What is his chance of gaining leniency from the judge if he pleads not guilty without an attorney?

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