My sister was arrested 3 weeks ago for shoplifting. She requested a trial but it has been 3 weeks and she has heard nothing. Is this normal? They said they would mail the court date but she hasn't gotten it yet... Is it possible that the charges were dropped and they didn't tell her? I ask this because a friend got a ticket and requested a trial and then never heard about it again. It has been 5 years. This is the same town as that happened in.