My boyfriend was caught shoplifting from Sears in California. He took 3 DVD's valued at $60. He is a full time college student with a clean record. Is there any advice you can give him for his court date on Friday? Should he show up early and ask for a public defender? Will he be able to keep his record clean? Should he plead guilty? Is it possible to get his crime lowered to an infraction? Are Diversion Programs or First Time Offender Programs offered in California?
Thanks for your help.