Q: My daughter was caught shoplifting, she’s an18 year old college student. What will happen to her? Court date is feb 28
A: If this is her first offense, depending on the amount of items, she will likely receive an ACD with the condition that she completes a short one day shoplifting program. The ACD means that the case will be adjourned for six months and then dismissed and sealed, as long as there are no new arrests. She can hire an attorney beforehand, or the court will assign an attorney to her case on that date if she doesn’t appear with one.
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It will probably be adjourned in contemplation of subsequent Dismissal. With this being said, your daughter should hopefully learn a valuable lesson from this experience... otherwise, the second time may not turn out so well.
Nonetheless, she should hire an attorney or take advantage of a public defender, if one is available for her.
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