Absolutely, your mother should hire an attorney as soon as possible. The attorney can assist her in obtaining a bond, if a bond has not been set. More importantly, depending on her record, an attorney may be able to resolve the case without a conviction, and possibly with an expungement of her record.
If your mother got arrested for shoplifting on a holiday weekend, she will likely get bond faster, and may end up (especially if she has a clean record) with a better outcome, if she gets legal counsel very quickly.
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Any time someone is charged with a crime, wheer it is a misdemeanor or a felony, it Is best to consult an attorney. For a case like your mom's, you should consult an attorney in the county in which she is charged. A good relationship between the attorney and the prosecutor can go a long way toward getting a quick and favorable resolution in this type of case
If she called you from work, I am assuming that there are charges for which she has not yet been arrested. It may be that she needs to turn herself in and get a bond set, which an attorney can do for her much more quickly and avoid the need for her to sit there for hours or days. Have her seek legal advice immediately. As otherwise stated, this charge could probably be handled quickly and without a blemish on her personal record.
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