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QuestionCountry: United States of America
Caught shoplifting at sears 12/05/05, first time, 20yearsold, have no criminal record.
AnswerMake sure you get counsel (or at least the public defender) to try to keep this off your record eventually--jail time is probably not likely if your record is very clear now. But having that arrest and/or a conviction on your record will make job-hunting etc. more difficult. Often this could be negotiated down to some kind of court supervision etc.