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If I was caught shoplifting and charged with stealing for amount of $250 and this is my first time in trouble with police what is likely outcome and i am 23

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?

Queensland and a week ago

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Im looking to plea guilty

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Australia Law
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Hello, the matter will likely be withdrawn and dismissed.
This means there will be no criminal record or fine.
It is not a serious offence at all.
If you have not returned the items, or paid the value back, then do so.
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Solicitor: Daniel, Solicitor replied 11 months ago

Hello
I note I have not received a response?
I wish to help you in this situation.

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