My son, (21 years old) was arrested recently with two Grand Theft charges...(shoplifting at a major retailer) both felonies. He is awaiting an arraignment hearing and in speaking with his Public Defender, both of these options were presented and this is his first round in the judicial system. Quite frankly, I don't know one from the other. Our main goal is to try to have the charges reduced from felonies to misdemeanors as to not exclude him from employment and educational opportunities, or do whatever is needed to get his record as 'cleared' as is possible. He is willing to stay in custody until he knows which path is right for him to get his life back on track. Please advise!!
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