i was caught shoplifting at kohls for 35$ shorts and i went and got fingerprinted at the station by they released me with a summons, and now i have court. what should i expect to get if this is my first time i have a cleaan record and want to keep it that way, what should i expect to happen in you opinion?
Contact a local attorney. The quicker you get someone involved on your behalf, the better chance you have of being able to negotiate the participation in a first offender program. There is more than one way to keep your record "clean," and a lawyer that practices in Perrysburg Municipal and/or Toledo Municipal Court regularly will be able to help you get the best result for your particular situation.
It is always better to contact a lawyer in your area who is familiar with the local ordinances, prosecutors, and judges to determine what the best course of action would be. This answer is meant only to provide some general information, and should not be construed as legal advice on how to handle your particular situation. There are many other factors that a trained lawyer should review before advising you of your rights, and the potential consequences of any action.
Like Attorney Marks said, there are ways to keep your record clean. Contact a local attorney who is familiar with our local courts.
If you would like to discuss this issue in more details please don't hesitate to contact our office.
The answer above is for general information purposes and not considered legal advice. This interaction does not create an attorney-client relationship.
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