I got caught shoplifting at target on may 29,2018. It was $206 worth. They gave me a court date for July 16,2018 at 10:30am. On July 12,2018 a sheriff came to my job saying they issued a warrant for my arrest on July 10,2018 and he took me to jail. I don’t understand why when I haven’t even gone to court for this charge yet and haven’t gotten into anymore trouble since then. I bonded out yesterday for $250. I have a previous shoplifting charge from Walmart in 2015 but it was only $15 worth and they dropped it without any punishment. Will they just give me probation for my current charge since I’ve never been on it?
Unfortunately, you are in a potentially life altering situation. Shoplifting is theft. Theft is not good to have on your record. You will be precluded from all sorts of employment opportunities. You need to defend this vigorously.
You need to hire a local criminal defense attorney immediately. Only then can you develop a legal strategy for your matter. Contact information on Avvo is always available on the profile.
Mr. Ufford is correct. You need to properly address this situation with local representation.
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