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I called the police because someone broke into my car upon running my tags they told me I have a warrant for shoplifting in Walgreens August of 2016. I’m really stressed out because I don’t know what they are talking about it’s was a year ago and I have 9 priors from my past. I’ve been doing so good I’ve been in a program for abusing drugs for 4 yrs now and I’m working and raising my niece and nephew. My attorney is asking for $500 I really don’t have but I do not want to go to jail.
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I've reviewed your post. How long ago was your last of the 9 priors? Were they also shoplifting offenses? Are you saying that you were never in Walgreens in August, 2016? Why didn't the police officer arrest you for the warrant?

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