The other attorneys who have responded have covered most of the issues here. I think I would also urge you to get as much documentation as possible of the client's concussion and/or other injuries. Concussions can cause confusion, but it matters a great deal not only what injuries the client sustained, but how close in time the injuries were to the questioning. I had a client who made all sorts of admissions and other confused statements as paramedics were wiping blood off of him, and loading...
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Time is of the essence. As all the other attorney have advised you, get counsel NOW!
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The standard probation term for petty theft is typically three years. A "stay-away" order means precisely that, and violating that order is, in turn a violation of your probation. You could go to jail for that. I agree with the other attorneys here. Stay out of there!
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if you have not actually taken the formal steps required to actually seal your record, you will need to do so. This does not happen automatically. And, even if the record is sealed, you will have to inform the department that you do, in fact, have a sealed juvenile record. Whether that excludes you from being hired is completely within the discretion and hiring guidelines of the agency.
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I saw the new program applied to a number of concert-goers who got into trouble at the Coachella festival. Other than the cost and the hours there does not seem to be any downside. And counsel is correct; if you do what they tell you to do, and abide by the rules, the case is dismissed. It looks like a great plan, if you qualify.
I would encourage you to seek relief under Penal Code Section 1203.4. There is no real downside to doing so, and it will make the conviction harder to find in some searches. As a practical matter, whether someone finds it, or you are required to disclose it, there is a benefit to be able to say that the case has since been dismissed and "expunged".