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Asked on: 6/18/13, 7:58 am

I was caught shoplifting from a grocery store 3 days ago in PA. The value of the items I stole was about $70. The store had me arrested and I was finger printed and had my picture taken. The police gave me a citation and told me the easiest thing I could do to make this go away was to plead guilty, pay the fine, and ask about First Offenders Programs so I can have it expunged from my record. This is my first offense ever, and the officers were nice and told me it's not the end of the world. I have to call the number for the DA they wrote down on my citation tomorrow, is there anything I should or shouldn't say? Are my chances good for being able to take one of those classes to remove this from my record? Any advice is helpful!

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