I dont remember the incident much. I learned of it because there was a deputy card that said to call in door crack. He said groc. store emp. wrote dwn lic plt # thinking they recognized me from a prior occasion of taking eye drops and a week or so earlier. That week I had been taking too much of Neurontin. For my restless leg syn. A couple drinks did not help. I dont remember doing that but cop said they dont have me on tape for it. Just for the day they called police to say how I stole there week or so before. Deputy said there was a warrant. A week later I idiotically took leggings from a place n got arrested for it and that warrant. Both were on booking paperwork. was not charged with it. just current thing. Jail 13 days, 6 mo.sent. formal prob. Ive been law abiding now thisI have no $ at all for an attorney :-( I am no longer doing anything wrong. That was the last time. Been so good. Dont need this while on probation. Thank you so much
It appears you do have an arrest warrant out for you. I would contact the public defender's office and advise them that you would like to appear in court to address the warrant, rather than run away from it. A public defender is not 100% free, but it is significantly less than hiring private counsel. You may want to help yourself for negotiating a plea bargain by completing an online shoplifting prevention course offered by the National Association of Shoplifting Prevention or Tom Wilson Counseling and showing the completion certificate to the judge for leniency. Good luck to you.
Sounds like you have an outstanding warrant. You may confirm that by contacting the court clerk in Rancho. Better still, retain an attorney who covers Rancho. Attorney James Dickinson is active on this site and I know he covers that court. Give him a call and tell him I said hello.
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If you cannot afford a private criminal defense attorney, you will need to ask for the public defender when you go to court. You want to surrender to court rather than wait to be picked up by the police either with the warrant or when they run your name during a traffic stop. And, STOP STEALING.
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