My daughter is a straight A student in Leadership. She really is a good girl. But, the first time I let her go with a friend to the mall, mom was suppose to be with them~I talked to her personally, she was talked into stealing a $5 mirror. I have made her life miserable at home and she is in permanent punishment, but I hate to think of her first bad choice ruining her life and forever being labeled as a thief, although I am aware that she is one now! How can I help her? What will happen to her? I want her to be accountable and learn a lesson but this is the first time she has even sneezed wrong. At home, she is a wonderful and respectful child. trust me I have 3 kids and I am a teacher. I see all kinds.My children are not angels but she simply messed up. Can this be dropped or lessened?
Yes- get an attorney. Your daughter will appear in Juvemile court and most likely put on direct diversion. Upon completion the matter should be dismissed .
I agree with Mr. Roberts. Don't wait to hire the lawyer. A lawyer could negotiate an diversion or rejection of this case before it even goes to court. Your daughter needs to straighten up. Stanislaus county juvenile court is not joke, they are tough on these kids.
I practice in Stanislaus County and can be available if you'd like to discuss your options.
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You need to hire a lawyer to represent her. There is a very strong possibility for a deferred entry of judgment or civil compromise and a dismissal of the charges.
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