On Friday last week I was caught shoplif...

Asked by AnonUser125 on 09-04-2021 04:59:14
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 

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