Legal Question in Criminal Law in California

Sister got caught stealing $300 worth of items @ Kohls. She was w/ her 16yr old daughter who got arrested as well. She has two misdemeanor chagres 1 for petty theft and the other 272 pc because of the minor. court date in Nov. What now????

Asked on 9/28/09, 8:58 pm

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Jacek W. Lentz Law Offices of Jacek W. Lentz
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Your sister needs to consult confidentially with a defense attorney. Most lawyers will evaluate her case free of charge. While charges against her are not terribly serious, she should do all she can to avoid having a theft conviction on her record. She should not discuss her case with anyone except a lawyer and she should not attempt to represent herself. If she cannot afford private counsel to represent her in court, a public defender will be appointed for her.

Jacek W. Lentz, Esq. 213.250.9200 www.lentzlawfirm.com

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9/29/09, 4:08 am
Jacek W. Lentz Law Offices of Jacek W. Lentz
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Your sister needs to consult confidentially with a defense attorney. Most lawyers will evaluate her case free of charge. While charges against her are not terribly serious, she should do all she can to avoid having a theft conviction on her record. She should not discuss her case with anyone except a lawyer and she should not attempt to represent herself. If she cannot afford private counsel to represent her in court, a public defender will be appointed for her.

Jacek W. Lentz, Esq. 213.250.9200 www.lentzlawfirm.com

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9/29/09, 4:08 am
Terry A. Nelson Nelson & Lawless
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What now? She is facing criminal charges that she must try to defend. Most people hire an attorney when facing the prospect of jail. Her priors make that likely. If she is serious about hiring counsel, feel free to have her contact me. If she can't afford private counsel, she needs to apply for the public defender.

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9/29/09, 2:25 pm

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