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Legal Question: What to do After I Got Caught Shoplifting?

I got caught shoplifting and have no prior charges. What I am looking forward to in court fees, and charges?

Consider seeking a compromise of misdemeanor. Since you have no prior arrests or convictions for theft or shoplifting, you probably qualify, so long as the merchant consents. You pay the merchant civil restitution, about $200 plus the full value of what you tried to take, and then the merchant signs a release of the charges. The court then examines the release and dismisses the case against you. You serve no jail, get no probation, and pay only the restitution. Best of all, you get no criminal record. I recommend you pursue this through a defense lawyer.

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