9 months ago, I shoplifted at Macy's. I was caught and received a citation from the cops, but then I received a letter in the mail dismissing it, warning me to be a good citizen and such. Fast forward, and I completely acted stupid and shoplifted about $140 from another store. Same thing happened again, cops came, etc. I feel so sorry for what I did. I was so stupid; I didn't even need the things I attempted to take. I'm also a good student and I never really cause any problems. The question is.. what is going to happen to me? Will I go on probation?
Generally, for a juvenile petty theft you will be required to do an anti theft class, maybe some community service, have some fines, get a curfew and be assigned to juvenile probation. Once you have completed all the terms of your probation (finish classes, pay fines, etc) you could then move to terminate the courts supervision. Good luck.
If you have no prior convictions that is a plus. You may be charged with some theft offenses, including but not limited to petty theft and/or commercial burglary. You will likely face misdemeanor charges. In most cases, you will receive a notify letter in the mail at your last address with the DMV if you are a licensed driver or have a CA i.d. In rare cases, the DA will ask the court to issue an arrest warrant. But probably not in your case. Watch the mail and when and if you get a court date, talk to an attorney. Until then don't sweat it. There is nothing to do at this point.
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