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Hello I got caught shoplifting (a pair of sandals from kohls)

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Hello I got caught shoplifting (a pair of sandals from kohls) $40.00 first time ever shoplifting and caught in muskego wi . Do u know what it will show up as on my record I just paid the ticket of 271 and did not go to court.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 5 years ago.
Welcome and thank you for your question!

I am sorry to learn of your experience. Please clarify: were you fingerprinted?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes i was taken to the police station but was released wuth a ticket thst saiys retail theft intentionally tske =2500 im wonderingif tjid is going to affect megetting an apartment
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i was fingerprinted
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 5 years ago.
Thank you. If you were fingerprinted, that conviction will appear on your criminal history.

If the places you apply at do background checks, yes, they will see that conviction.

In Wisconsin, it's a Class A misdemeanor. It's a crime. I know that you just paid a ticket. But, the offense itself is a crime.

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