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Old 10-28-2008, 06:39 PM
 
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I was recently caught shoplifting in a local Louisville Wal-Mart. I do not have convictions on my record. I do have one Theft by Unlawful Taking Dismissal that happened a few years ago. I can not afford to hire an attorney since I work for minimum wage. I regret what I did, and I haven't done it but maybe a handful of times in my life, while I will never, ever do it again, as I am scared to death right now. I am not from Louisville, only moving here recently from a small town. I am not jail material. I would never make it. I am asking, have any of you ever been caught shoplifting, and if so, what was your punishment? What can I expect when I go to court for this? I am afraid of losing what job I have because I have a child on the way, and I want to be ready financially. I know I should have thougth about all this before I screwed up, but hind sight is twenty twenty.
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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unless your a thug with a serious background, the judge will scrare the bejeezus out of you with the possibilities and then give you a few days in the slammer and a long bout of probation. Don't do it again cause i and a bunch of pizzed peers are ready to get medievel on thieves!
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Don't do it again cause i and a bunch of pizzed peers are ready to get medievel on thieves!
I second that
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:09 PM
 
Location: NOVA
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what did you attempt to steal from Walmart?
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:28 PM
 
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A DVD and some Redbulls.

Do you really think I will get jail time? I mean, that's the one thing I don't think I can handle. Anything else I can face up to, but jail time is too frightening for me. I am not cut out for that kind of thing. I am not a thug. I am really a good person who just screwed up. I don't normally steal anything. I was just tempted by the rush of getting something free and it was a bad mistake on my part.

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Old 10-28-2008, 08:36 PM
 
Location: southern california
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you broke the law. its not the first time. you need to keep help with the compulsion to steal.
check out local community resources. dont try to do it on your own.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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Don't try to do what? Deal with my stealing compulsion? I was considering going to Comprehensive Care to get some therapy. Maybe figure out my issues and see what drove me to it in the first place. I don't think jail is going to help me.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Don't try to do what? Deal with my stealing compulsion? I was considering going to Comprehensive Care to get some therapy. Maybe figure out my issues and see what drove me to it in the first place. I don't think jail is going to help me.
I would suggest seeking therapy. Not only will it help you with stealing issues but it looks better in front of the judge also.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:19 PM
 
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Are you joking? You are asking people to give you compassion when you broke the law and yet you had no compassion or consideration for who you might hurt by breaking it! If you felt you had a problem then why didn't you get help BEFORE you committed a crime, what about after the first time, second.. you have a HISTORY of breaking the law and yet you cry foul when it catches up with you? I'm sorry but this is ridiculous and for the record your alias is also inappropriate.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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I don't want any compassion. I know I deserve to be punished. I just want to avoid a particular punishment. I have thought about seeking help for a long time, but haven't. I am a confused person. My screen name is one that I have used on many sites. I'm not trying to offend.
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