I was caught shoplifting , theft 50-500 and spent a night in jail before I got myself bonded out with a bond amount of 750$. It has been over a month since this incident happened and I have not got any court notice yet ? My lawyer said that I would be getting a notice from tarrant county court, so I wanted to know how long it generally takes for the court to file the case .
My second question is, it's a theft 50-500 ( 56$ to be precise). Can I get the charge lowered to a class C misdemeanor and then fight for a deffered abjuction and later get the case expunged ?
What is my best available option ?
I have a clean record with good academic background. I am currently on my F1 doing my MBA.
How would this offense effect me in the future (if it is expunged)?