I got caught shoplifting at met market and was detained they couldnt contact my parents so the police had to come so I could released the guy said he will file a report and that I should check the mail what happens now and I have been ban from the store for a year this is my first offence and im a minor ?
If you get charged with a crime, you should retain an attorney or get a public defender. It might be possible to arrange for a compromise of misdemeanor pursuant to RCW 10.22 (http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=10.22).
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If you are a minor, and this is a first offense, you will almost certainly qualify for King County's juvenile diversion program. ( a diversion allows you to avoid a criminal conviction )
Your parents should get you to a lawyer to discuss all your options. Keep a lookout for the mail for such a letter.
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