My 12 year old daughter was caught shoplifting $0.60 worth of candy at the local gas station. The cops were called on her and spoke with my daughter. My husband found the cop that she spoke with and was told that the gas station was not pressing charges due to the fact it was less than a dollar. Well, we just recieved notice yesterday that charges are being pressed. We actually have a hearing set now for her later this month. Do we need to hire a lawyer? Not sure how these things work. She's generally a good kid and this was her first time shoplifting. And getting caught like she did, really did scare her. We're not condoning what she did, beleive me - she got into big trouble with us. However, can they really charge for so little?
Thank - tsssa from Michigan