My question involves criminal law for the state of: CALIFORNIA
I was recently charged with PC 484 in CA (San Jose/Santa Clara County) after shoplifting $168 from Walmart. I was honest, respectful w/ Walmart and police officers. This is my first criminal act. I was cited w/ a misdemeanor and released. The officer fingerprinted me, gave me a ticket and I have to appear to a court date in 2 months. Before that he said that I have to go to the court office to get my finger printed there again since I was never booked. What will happen there. Will I be arrested? Jail time? Drug Tested? Fined?
The officer also told me about taking theft classes so that may get my case dismissed. Can I get this reduced to an infraction? or even expunged/dismissed?
ALSO: The ticket that the officer gave had something that read ''Without admitting guilt, I promise to appear at the time and place indicated below. Signature x'' However, after I was release I looked at the ticket and it wasnt signed. The officer never gave it to me to sign. the next day he called me to come meet him to sign paper work otherwise there would be a warrant out for my arrest. However I was out of town and he is suppose to call me back today. He never did. What does this mean? What will happen?