My question involves criminal law for the state of: NY
My sister shoplifted years ago, was charged and received six months probation and no criminal record. Idiot shoplifted again recently, charged again (155.25 NY petit larceny) and has a hearing date.
She's disabled and on a fixed income (not an excuse for doing something so stupid, just that she can't afford a lawyer). Is there any resource she can turn to for help?
Even if the first time didn't result in criminal record, I'm sure she's in for trouble. I'm so scared for her.