Q: I got a ticket for shoplifting today and have several questions
There is some information on the citation that is incorrect. My birth year is incorrect. There is a court date set, but the ticket has NO circled when it asks if a court date appearance is needed. It is my first offense, and I don't want this on my permanent record. I know it was stupid, but I didn't have the money for what I needed. I'm still young and have to go to college, buy a house, ect. I don't want this one act of stupidity to ruin my future. It was only $100 worth of household supplies. If you can help me, please do! I'm so worried.
A: I would recommend contacting an attorney in to area to talk about the options. There are diversionary programs that could apply to you to ultimately have you case removed from your criminal record. If you cannot afford a private attorney the public defenders office is available to you as well.
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