Penal Code section 459.5, “Shoplifting,” Violation Results in a Complete Dismissal!

Our office was recently retained to represent a client involved in an incident that resulted in a citation for a violation of Penal Code section 459.5, “Shoplifting,” for a value of approximately $292.00 dollars.

Our client, only 20 years old, is currently a full-time student attending a university in Canada. She had recently completed her first year and received great grades. Before any charges were filed, our office provided documentation to the Prosecution showing our client’s good character, her dedication to her education and employment, and her volunteer service. Through a mitigation package, we showed the Prosecution that this incident was out of character for our client.

After reviewing the mitigation package, and after the first hearing, the Prosecution was willing to dismiss the Shoplifting charges against our client if she completed five days of community labor. Our client completed the five days of community service successfully. Now our client is eligible to seal her arrest record Pursuant to Penal Code section 851.91 and Penal Code section 851.92!

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