Retail theft

Discussion in 'Use of the Law Forum & News' started by Abel, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Abel

    Abel Law Topic Starter Guest

    I was caught shoplifting at Carsons & was told i was under arrest. I wasn't taken to jail but put in hand cuffs & taken to the police department. I stole a pair of gloves worth of 23$. Im still waiting for the letter to come in with my court date. I feel like an idiot I am truly sorry It was completly out of character. I will do whatever it takes to get it off my record. I am 18 and live in Illinois. Any advice would help me please
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    The ONLY way this comes off your record is fight it and get a NOT GUILTY verdict or get convicted and 15-20 years from now try to get a FULL PARDON.

    Frankly, you can forget a pardon.

    The not guilty verdict might be possible, but don't hold your breath.

    The way to prevent being arrested is to STOP breaking their laws and stealing their junk.
     
  3. Betty3

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    You need to talk to a lawyer. If you cannot afford one, go to court & plead not guilty & ask for a public defender. Ask the lawyer about ACD or diversion as plea options.
     
  4. Abel

    Abel New Member

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    I'm honestly scared I don't know what to do Im never going to do this again it was so stupid of me. I've found Jesus in my heart & regretted everything I've done. I'm never like this I've always had a clean record & this is a first & last I don't know what's gotten into me please help me. do I need a lawyer or do I just show up on the court date & plea guilty I don't know what to do I've never done this
     
  5. shrinkmaster

    shrinkmaster Well-Known Member

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    I am a Retail Theft consultant and answer questions like yours daily. You should consult an Attorney to see what defense and plea options are available to you. Since you desire a clear record ask about ACD or Diversion
     
  6. Betty3

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    If you cannot afford a lawyer, go to court & plead NOT guilty & request a public defender.