Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.
Hello. My name is Alex.Thank you for your question.I will be happy to provide you with information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
Did you make any admissions?
Are you able to hire a private criminal defense attorney to represent you in your pending criminal case?
What is your age?
Thank you for your follow up.
Did you admit to the police or anyone else that you shoplifted or agreed with the charge?
Can you briefly describe what happened before you were charged with shoplifting?
What stature does your citation state you have violated? Can you please given me the actual statute that should be listed on your citation?
The offense statute should be written on the citation.
Unfortunately, I am unable to determine the actual crime that you are charged with, however, generally, it would be a good idea to plead not guilty to the crime and to hire an experienced local criminal defense attorney, who might be able to get the case dismissed on some type of legal technicality, get the defendant acquitted at trial or in most cases involving first time offenders, might be able to get the defendant entered into a first time offender program which means that once defendant completes the program, the criminal charge would be dismissed.
You can find an experienced and skilled local criminal law attorney by using this established and reputable attorney information / referral websites:
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