Benton Harbor, MI asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Michigan

Q: Any Advice

I Got Arrested For 3rd degree retail fraud and I was so scared cause I never been in trouble so I was acting out of fear and used a fake name and now I got a letter in the mail to get arraigned and I Don’t Wanna go to jail I have a 1 year old son and I just got a good job working at the hospital and have been doing good

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Best to face this head on. Otherwise, there will be a warrant for your arrest. And while the police likely won't come out with the SWAT team to arrest you on something like this, these sort of things often creep up and catch up with you when you can least afford to deal with it: you get pulled over for something silly like no turn signal with your kids in the car - off to jail you would go until you could see a judge and explain why you didn't deal with this sooner.

If this is your only case, there's a very good chance you will not go to jail if you deal with it straight on.

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