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Margaret Ellen Strickler

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  • I have been charged for shoplifting. First time offender. Please help?

    I have recently been charged for shoplifting. I am 18 years old, and a high school senior. I have a court date in a few days and just want to ask two questions. 1. What happens if I do not have legal representation. I can not afford one. 2. ...

    Margaret’s Answer

    Some courts have information about their Pre Trial Diversion Programs online. You sound like an ideal candidate for such a program. Apply for a public defender and ask them to explain in detail what is needed. In general, you will need to pay a program fee, do some community service, stay out of trouble for a period of time, and attend counseling or classes. Some jurisdictions in Georgia also require people in your age range to write an essay.

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