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    amanda d
    amanda d
    i am 16 and i was recently caught shoplifting almost 400 dollars worth of makeup from jcpennys. i had a confrence and i was lucky enough to get no fine and what i did wouldnt carry on to my permenant record. if i was 17 what would have happened?
    7/30/2014 1:00 pm Reply
    Judge Tom
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    7/29/2014 2:56 pm Reply
    Imani H.
    Imani H.
    I was recently caught shoplifting a pair of sunglasses and 2 lipsticks and my court date is in Aug. I turned 15 about 6 months ago and i live in georgia. I stole from AAFES store on post and i am paying the $200 next week. I only had my 12 year old sister and my 2 year old sister with me but they were not aware of the crime. Whats going to happen in the juvenile court? What are my consequences ? What will they do to me?
    7/29/2014 1:24 pm Reply
    Judge Tom
    Judge Tom
    Dear Imani: If this is your first offense, you may be offered diversion. This means that once you complete some community service, pay a fine and attend a class or counseling the charges would be dropped and you would have no record of a conviction. Be sure to let the court know that you already paid a fine to the store. They may be willing to waive the fine or reduce it if this is the case. Good luck. (Check our Resource Directory for more help and resources in your area. This is information only – not legal advice.)
    7/29/2014 2:15 pm
  • Mayia Martinez
    Mayia Martinez
    Mr or Mrs judge I am 13 years old and about a month ago I was caught stealing 15 dollars worth of merchandise from a publix in Columbus GA. I don't know what I was thinking when I did it I knew it was wrong. But anyways I got a letter in the mail for a fine of 75 dollars and I paid it. This was my first offense. But a few days later I got a sumons to come to court. Please if you want to please answer these few questions for me. What's going to happen to me? Is there going to be more fines? Will I have to go to juvie? Please answer these please. You can send me an email at mayia3790@gmail.com please I am very worried and scarred.
    7/29/2014 12:12 am Reply
    Judge Tom
    Judge Tom
    Dear Mayia: Don't worry - you will not have to go to juvie for this first offense. You may be offered a diversion program. This means that once you complete some community service hours, attend a class or counseling and maybe pay a fine, the charges would be dismissed. You may meet with a probation officer when you go to court. Be sure to tell him/her that you already paid a fine directly to the store. They may be willing to let you complete more community service hours instead of paying a fine. Good luck.
    7/29/2014 2:12 pm
    kalyna
    kalyna
    If u have drug felonies from meth but have also gotten drug misdemeanors since getting the felonies, are the felonies still be able to be expunged? The misdemeanors are for marijuana, and not sure if a judge would see it as trying because its not meth or see as not trying. HELP!
    7/28/2014 7:41 pm Reply
    Judge Tom
    Judge Tom
    Dear Kalyna: The laws vary from state to state concerning the expungement of a criminal record, but usually you have to show the court that you have complied with the terms of your sentence and have stayed out of trouble. Therefore, new charges or convictions, even if they are misdemeanors, are probably not going to help you as far as getting your record expunged. You can contact the court and ask how to proceed to request the court to expunge your record. The requirements for expungement may be listed on the court's website or a court clerk should be able to tell you where to find them. Good luck. (Check our Resource Directory for more help and resources in your area. This is information only – not legal advice.)
    7/29/2014 2:01 pm
    Imani H.
    Imani H.
    I was recently caught shoplifting a pair of sunglasses and 2 lipsticks and my court date is in Aug. I turned 15 about 6 months ago and i live in georgia. I stole from AAFES store on post and i am paying the $200 next week. I only had my 12 year old sister and my 2 year old sister with me but they were not aware of the crime. Whats going to happen in the juvenile court? What are my consequences ? What will they do to me?
    7/29/2014 1:24 pm Reply
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