You just asked this identical question and I told you to get a criminal defense attorney who is also familiar with immigration law. You have a court date set for next week and you need to act quickly. Now, you have added additional information which seems to mention that you were given diversion, which would have been good to add in your initial post. It is still in your best interest to talk with an immigration attorney about this.
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You need to take a copy of your criminal records to an experienced immigration attorney. A diversion program can help protect you from deportation as you will not be convicted of a crime. However, diversion programs can also be problematic depending upon whether you are required to admit what you did and the actual requirements imposed. In addition, your recent arrest for shoplifting may invalidate the diversion program. You need to take this very seriously as you can be deported if the matters are not properly handled.
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Hire an immigration attorney.
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No, but please stay away from trouble.
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