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My 18 year old grandaughter has been charged with shoplifting, she won't let me tell her parents and I'm at a loss what to advise her. She suffers from Bipolar and serious depression. Her hearing is on the 15th December. What action

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

I live in Victoria, she lives in Gympie Queensland,

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

As far as I know I'm sure it must have been, as she has been charged and has to go to court in the 15th December

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

She has selfharmed in the past, so I'm terribly worried, also she's too scare to tell her parents and does not live at home

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Australia Law
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Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 7 months ago
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Hi, I am Leon, a NSW Solicitor. I will be assisting you with your question today. I may ask a few questions. I can call you for an extra fee.

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Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 7 months ago

Good Afternoon

Did she do it because of the depression and bi polar?

Is she being treated by a dr?

Is this her first offence?

If you wish to discuss this on the phone it may be easier but it will cost you a further fee.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
to all these questions. How much is the extra fee?
Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 7 months ago

I think it is a further $82.00

when you elect the call it tells you

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Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 7 months ago

I will assume she cannot afford a solicitor?

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