I’m 17 and will be 18 in 3 weeks. I was caught stealing from my job at Hollister and was told I’d be getting a letter saying when my court date is. This was two weeks ago. I took about 350$ worth of stuff so they said it isn’t considered a felony but not sure if it is an embezzlement. Will I be tried as a juvenile? What is an estimated outcome? Can I do community service to waive the case?
Best if you don't admit to crimes on the open and public internet---any statements can be tied to you and used against you.
Get with a local criminal defense attorney ASAP.
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You will be charged as a juvenile so your parents and you can expect to receive a notice of an intake hearing. Your parents need to find an experienced lawyer for you.
Yes, charged as a juvenile. When you (or your parent/legal guardian) receive the letter from the Department of Juvenile Services to come in for a meeting, that's the time to retain a lawyer.
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