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Discussion in 'Juvenile Crime, Law & Court' started by .Questions., Jan 26, 2016.

  1. .Questions.

    .Questions. Law Topic Starter Guest

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    If a first time shoplifting crime is committed by a 16 year old @macys for the price of 168.50. Will he have to go to court? What will happen if he goes to court? What are the different types of sentencing can he receive? Is there any way we can avoid going to court and pay some sort of fee? How serious can the sentencing be for a first time?
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    If the juvie was arrested or cited for shoplifting, he or she would attend juvenile court.

    The juvie must discuss the matter with his or her parents and no one else.

    The parents of the juvie will be required to attend juvie court if the juvie has been so notified.

    The easy way to avoid court, trouble, and the police is to STOP stealing.

    You're no good at stealing because you got caught.
     
  3. shrinkmaster

    shrinkmaster Well-Known Member

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    I am a Retail Theft consultant and answer questions like yours daily. If Police were involved then yes there will or is a court date. The minors parents should consult a Lawyer to discuss defense options. You dont want to just pay a fine as that will likely involve a criminal record. Again talk to an Attorney to discuss defense options and be sure to ask about ACD or Diversion to avoid conviction record. There will also very likely be a Civil Fine from $50.00 to $1000.00 depending on state and circumstances of theft. Pay this to avoid long term consequences
     

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