What to do if I was caught shoplifting and was arrested?

It’s a Class B misdemeanor. I spent 14 hours in jail before I could be bailed out. My total bond was $750. What can I expect to happen now?

Asked on February 4, 2013 under Criminal Law, Texas


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Expect to go before the judge with your plea if you have not already entered it. Then it will be up to your attorney and the prosecution.  If this is your first offense, you need to see if you can plea to an alternative deal wherein you would be basically doing community service and some other activity and keep out of trouble. If you meet the conditions, you can have this expunged from your record.

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