From the details I know, he and a friend shoplifted video games, and then attempted to return them for cash which is how it went from shoplifting to 3rd degree grand theft. He has never been in trouble before. Can you tell me what court this will be held in? Municipal or Superior? HIS RECORD IS MY MAIN CONCERN. As it is a felony with no prior, might he be eligible for probation and community service and a diversionary program where he will end up without a conviction and be able to expunge the arrest in 2 years?
We understand the seriousness of this and will be hiring an attorney. We'd really like to see this handled in a way that he can enlist in the Coast Guard, but I don't know if he can do that while on probation. Any adivce is appreciated.
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