What can i expect for my court date?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Norwalk, CA

Three days ago i was arrested for attempting to shop lift something valued at $85. I've never been arrested or have any tickets prior to this event. What are my options and what should I expect or ask when talking to my public defender/judge.

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  1. Christopher Paul Sohovich


    Contributor Level 12


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    Answered . Are you being charged with a 484 or 488 or something else? Your public defender should be able to explain all your options to you. In San Diego, you would be offered a deferred entry of judgement and you would have to complete a shoplifter's course.

  2. Robert Laurens Driessen

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Unless you are indigent you do not just get a public defender, their services are supposed to be only for those that cannot afford an attorney – not do not want to pay for an attorney. You will need an attorney to get yourself out of this jam.

    Robert Driessen

    Mr. Driessen is a former Deputy DA in Orange County with over 8 years of criminal law experience. Nothing stated... more

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