Her friend got caught red handed
The maximum fine is $500 plus court costs for a class c misdemeanor theft. She must appear with a parent or guardian in open court since she is a juvenile. Notice should be sent to you about the court date, but calling an attorney may help. Good luck.
Theft under $100 is a Class C Misdemeanor in Texas and subject to a maximum fine of $500. As a minor she will be required to appear with a parent or legal guardian at all court settings. You should contact a local defense attorney to explore the particular facts of your daughters case and what options are available for protecting her criminal record.
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