On Friday last week I was caught shoplif...

Asked by AnonUser125 on 08-12-2020 16:14:52
Question posted in the Criminal Law category relating to Gauteng

On Friday last week I was caught shoplifting at dischem on cctv, I am horribly ashamed and have no idea why I did this. I appeared in court on Monday morning and my case was postponed to the 13 April 2021. The amount was R538. This is my first offense. I am 25 years old and a criminal record will ruin any chances of me getting a job. What can be done 

Answer to the Question

Posted by Att. Patrick on 09-12-2020 09:13:53

Hi there,

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You can make written representations to the Public Prosecutor and if those are successful, you can do community service, and if you complete the community service then the charges will be withdrawn.

This works nicely if the amount is low, and you are young, and it is not in the State's interest to leave you with a criminal record.

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