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I am sorry to hear about your unfortunate situation.
Can you please tell me in which state this happen and value of the merchandise alleged to be stolen?
its in new york orange county and merchandise was about $93
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It is a misdemeanor crime and it would be a very good idea for you to hire a local criminal defense attorney to represent you in this case.
Especially, if you did not commit this crime and did not intend to shoplift.
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if i get and atty do i have to go to court
you will have to go to criminal court for the next hearing.
This is a criminal case, so it would require for you to attend most court hearings
yes but looking in the camera they said it show that i did have intent
Well, DA will have to prove it to the jury beyond a reasonable doubt.
what if the DA find me guilty what will happen
DA cannot find you guilty
Only jury or judge can find you guilty
DA has to prove to the jury or judge that you are guilty beyond any reasonable doubt, in order to convict you of this crime.
this is in my community i am a nursing student and my husband is a physician it is so embarrassing and they put your name in the local newspaper, is there anyway the atty can go to court without me
unless the court would agree to waive your appearance.
how can i get the court to waive my appearance
your attorney would have to file a motion
ok i would try to find a local atty to represent me
Unfortunately, petit larceny is a class a misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 upon conviction, so it is a serious crime that would require proper legal counsel for you.
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