Shoplifting felony reduced to a misdemeanor?
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Unless you beat the charges this can stay on your record and haunt you for job applications.
Do not speak about these charges or the incident until a lawyer is on the case for you. Get a lawyer because if this is not handled well these charges can be a big hurdle for getting into a home mortgage, a college or finding a job. You have rights but you need to act to protect those rights.
Get a good lawyer so you can answer for your situation, but still be able to move on with life.
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Too many variable exist to predict the penalty. Good luck to you. Get a lawyer to advise you.
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I agree with Jessica, you should immediately hire an attorney, and you should have your own attorney, not the same as your husband. Do NOT say anything to anyone about the case except an attorney. I suggest you do NOT discuss the case with your friends or family, and especially not the police or anyone from the store.
Hire an attorney ASAP!
You each need to find an attorney today. You will probably be mailed a letter from the store demanding you pay them money. Show the letter to your attorneys before you send the store or their lawyer money. Interview at least three attorneys and hire the one or ones you are most comfortable with. Bring all important papers, including scholarship information. Make sure you understand fees and fee arrangements, which should be in writing.