I have many questions need to ask you. I just got under arrested of shoplifting under
$1000 in Target in Amherst NY. They caught me all evidence in Security Video Camera. I
m just a visitor in the state here, I m living in Ontario Canada, I have a court
in Feb 2nd 2012, I will go to court for sure. But I want to know is there anything i
can do to make the best of this situation? I also want to know if I ended up get sentence
, is that mean I will have criminal Record
? I also want to know if I will be
able to cross the U.S. Border again? My sister moved from Missouri to buffalo ny for
me to be closer to me, i moved from Toronto to Niagara falls here so to be close to
her, I can't afford to not able to enter the u.s. border again. Please let me know. I
also want to know even tho this is not a serious criminal
felony, but is it going to
effect me of going to apply the Permantant Resident in U.s.? My Husband is Natvie
American, my son is living in the state now, this is why I need to know will i have
chance to not able to become a permantant resident after i got the sentence? Also, is
it going to be a huge different if I ever get under arrest of shoplifting again? Will
they put me in Jail if I get under arrested for two times shoplifting under $1000?
This is the first time I get under arrested in the state. Do you think I need to hire
a lawyer even tho this is not a very serious felony crime? better to hire a lawyer or
its not going to help at all since they caught me on video of concealing stuffs in my
car then went back to the store to shoplift again? If so, do you know any good lawyer
in this area? Please help me out, I m greatly appreciate to give me a detail answer.
Thanks so much in advanced.
Following is something about my life, and I m not sure if you need this information to
be able to answer my questions more accurately. I have a shoplifting under $500 when
i was 16 years old, they have the record at the border and they questioned me every
now and then. Will this make my case worse since i have this shoplifting under $500
when i was young. I m now 33 years old. I have a new born son, he is 11 months old. I
have a wonderful husband. But I have horrible childhood, I had been physically,
emotionally and mentally abused by one of my family member. I brought up in wealthy
family and I still don't have finacial problem. I've been seeing psycologist and
psychigist for about 3 years now, i've been on Anti depression medication for 3 years.
I have OCD, Depresstion, Anxiety, Ptsd, eating disorder. I had attamped suicide 2
times in my life, at 16 with pills, and 21 with cut my wrist. My mom had depression
problem and had attamped suicide before. My great Aunt had just past away in October,
she is the signaficate person in my life, my depression get worse when she past away.
I have no money issue, my husband is a great support to me but I had been not able to
work for 8 years now, I felt very bad for spending all his money on paying bills when
i m making no money, I felt more bad of my sister keep helping me unconditionally for
the past 8 years, I thought I could give her some household things as a gifts to make
her feel happy and make myself feel less useless, so I was stupid enough to shoplift
in Target. but she actually never asked me to pay back of the money she've been
helping me ($40000).
Thank you so much again