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Hello! I am sorry to hear about the situation that you are in and would be glad to provide some insight and assistance on how to handle it.
i am not sure i understand! Naturalization? my question was about shoplifting...
i would like to know if there is a possibility to stay away from a criminal record since what i did was pure stupidity and this is not something i intend to repeat ever again
I am sorry I misunderstood I thought you were asking about the effect this would have on your immigration status as it could end in deportation given your non-citizenship status. As for the criminal record were you officially charged? If not and it was just a restitution fine then there is no criminal background issue
if you were charged in court you will need to plead not guilty and attempt to argue that it should be pled down to a lesser charge or for you to be placed on DA probation in which the end result is a termination and dismissal of the case