Our daughter was arrested for shoplifting. How do we handle upcoming hearing?

Additional  Information:

Our 19 year old daughter was caught shoplifting a few weeks ago at a local drug store in Auburn. I was hoping the whole thing would go away as it was a $10 item, but we got a summons to appear for a hearing. Any recommendations on how to handle this? She has never been in any legal trouble before and I’d hate this to affect her for the rest of her life.

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

Hire a lawyer to handle it. It sounds like a situation where the matter can be dismissed for court costs. 

Auburn Criminal Defense Lawyer, Michael Franklin, provides legal representation to individuals  in Auburn, Massachusetts and in the neighboring communities in the Worcester County region including the cities and towns of Worcester, Grafton, Sutton, Millbury and Leicester.

 

Attorney Michael Franklin
Auburn Criminal Defense Lawyer
5 State Street, Suite 1F
Worcester, MA 01609