I'm arrested for shoplifting misdemeanor. Tomorrow is my first court date. I already took course and attended class. What are the precautions to be taken in court?Any documents or additional papers required?
You attending the classes doesn't guarantee that you will just get your case dismissed. It will depend your criminal history and what prosecutor you will get. You should have an attorney going to court with you in the morning.
Bring proof that you took a course and attended a class and show that to the solicitor. Hopefully it will help with negotiations for a resolution of your case. Also remember that you are talking to the prosecutor, so be careful what you say as it can be used against you and can also harm your negotiations. It won't hurt to talk to the Public Defender and get some insight on what to expect in court tomorrow as well.
Not sure where your question is going? When you say you took the class to what are you referring? Were you accepted into pretrial diversion?
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Is this in Roswell Muni Court? If so you need a lawyer. The prosecutors there can be notoriously unreasonable.
Depending on your record you may qualify for a diversion program which, upon successful completion, will dismiss the charges against you and remove the arrest from your record. Expect to receive a letter in the mail demanding money for civil damages. I always tell my clients to ignore these letters and not pay. Nothing further has ever happened.
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