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I have court on Tuesday for shoplifting at Macys. I do not

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I have court on Tuesday for shoplifting at Macy's. I do not have a lawyer and am very nervous. What should I expect?
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Samuel II
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Is this your first offense?

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Hi

Lets try it this way

If this a first offense?

What was the value of the merchandise, please.
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
This is my first offense. The value was 51 dollars and I paid the fine Macy's issued to me which came up to the amount of 251 because they charge 5 times the amount of the things stolen.
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Thank you

This would be Petit Theft and is a misdemeanor class A. It carries a possible penalty of up to 1 year

I suggest since this is a first offense and you have paid the fine to Macy's that you would be given probation



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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
It was a silly mistake, what can I do have this case dismissed?
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I suggest you cannot have it dismissed unless Macys is willing to have that happen.

Generally, big stores like that want some sort of criminal punishment.

Additionally, you have already paid the civil fine, which is an admission of your guilt.

I am sorry that there would be nothing to have this matter dismissed. But it may be possible that you can ask if there is a "deferred adjudication" That means, if you get probation and are successful without violation then this matter would be eligible to have it expunged from your record.



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