Charlotte, NC asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina

Q: Got caught shoplifting less than $50 of merchandise at Walmart. What to do and what can happen? I didn’t sign any papers

Police were called and I did receive a summons to get a court date. No prior record.

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Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Summerville, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: It’s always a god idea when you have be charged with a crime to contact a criminal defense attorney in the area where you were charged. That lawyer is going to be in the best position to work out a deal with the prosecutor, get you into a diversion program, or take your case to a jury if needed. If you can not afford an attorney apply with the public defenders office I that county or municipality.

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