I shoplifted from walmart, I have no criminal record at all, not even a parking ticket, am insanely stressed out. I have paid my civil demand letter, I have my court date in less than eight days and have no clue what to do. It was a stupid mistake that is making me feel so ashamed, I just threw away 23 years for nothing. I just want some advice as to what I should be doing. I haven't told my parents, the only people who know are my partner and my best friend. I am currently working at the VA in one of their offices through a contract with a temp agency. I also have a background check going through in the next couple days. I would just like some advice, as well as what I should expect my future to look like.
Criminal charges are formal accusations in court that someone has committed a crime. Criminal charges have many classifications and degrees of severity.
A misdemeanor is a lesser criminal charge, such as trespassing or disorderly conduct, that is punishable by less than one year in prison and/or a fine.
by attorney David Haenel
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