What to do if I’m being charged with 3 counts of retail theft?

The first amount is $38, the second is $75, and the third is $98. this is my second time doing this. The last time was when I just turned 18 and now I am 22. I just saw the judge last month for stealing my grandmother’s checks and forging her name and cashing 2 of them; she dropped the charges and the judge just said OK so they were going to withdraw these charges without prejudice. That’s all the trouble I have been in so I am just wandering what I should do because my court hearing is next month and I want to know what the possible outcome could be.

Asked on September 20, 2013 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Given the fact that you are having brushes with the law it is best for you to consult with a criminal defense attorney to represent you in the upcoming court hearing. Representing yourself in my opinion is not a good thing. If you cannot afford a private attorney, I suggest contacting your county public defender's office.

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Given the fact that you are having brushes with the law it is best for you to consult with a criminal defense attorney to represent you in the upcoming court hearing. Representing yourself in my opinion is not a good thing. If you cannot afford a private attorney, I suggest contacting your county public defender's office.


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