You need to hire a lawyer to represent you. While petit theft Is a misdemeanor, it is a crime of dishonesty and employers will likely not want to hire you. Get a lawyer, see if there is a diversion program wherein you complete certain conditions and hopefully get charge dropped. Then get the lawyer to expunge your records.
Sure thing. First go to arraignment, then ask the judge for a public defender. Ask the public defender if there is a diversion or intervention program and see if the PD can get you in one. Of course a private lawyer can do the same and avoid you going to court in many cases so if you can find some money hire someone.
Yes you can. The question is: will a lawyer want to take it? If there is someway to tie in the HOA, a civil lawyer might pursue the claim because there is insurance coverage. Most lawyers will not sue individuals alone because it is hard to collect even if you win. Good luck!
If this is true, you absolutely need to consult a miami lawyer and arrange a turn in if in fact there is a warrant. Other than providing your name and date of birth you do not want to discuss anything with the police or tell them anything at all. You have a right to remain silent and YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY exercise that right.
Great question. If you were never convicted you can check NO on that question on a job application. However, I can tell you that your charge will come up on a background check and many companies will not care if you were convicted or not. In some cases, it pays to be upfront about your criminal history but that is a personal decision you will have to make. Good luck!
If you have a slam dunk issue on the stop issue meaning the cops had no valid basis for stopping your car, then a reckless offer may not be great. Before you plea, meet with a local lawyer and go over your police report with them. In general, however a reckless is certainly better than a plea to a DUI.
Could be or not. Did you go through line without paying? What were you doing when you picked the items up? Did you go through security system and ring it and were caught before you left? I would have to see the police report to properly advise you. You very well may have a defense but there are other factors I would have to see to properly answer this question. If you did not intend to steal anything and you have a good explanation then you may very well go to trial and be exonerated. Hire a...
You can hire a lawyer to try and withdraw warrant and enter an appearance for you. Depends on judge and what jurisdiction you are in. Some judges will grant that motion and others will not. It could be an uphill battle!