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What can happen to me after I get arrested for stealing beer from the gas station?

I loaded up my backpack full of beer at the gas station and also bought a case but got busted by the gas station guy because they had a camera. I went in the police car and got released at the station. The lady said something about a court date when I left. What comes next?


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    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    Next you should get a lawyer and go to court since if you don't they will get an arrest warrant for you.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 2/7/2013
    Sally Hamblin | Hamblin Law Office
    4015 W. Houghton Lake Drive
    Houghton Lake, MI 48629
    (228) 224-7120
    You need to be arraigned and be sure to show up. Charges will be read and rights read. If cannot afford an attorney, ask for one.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 2/6/2013
    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    The next step is that you will be arraigned on a criminal complaint. From the facts in your question, you could be charged with a number of crimes ranging from shoplifting to commercial burglary. I strongly suggest that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for a face-to-face consultation and give him/her all of the facts surrounding your situation. He/she would then be in a better position to analyze your case and advise you of your options.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 2/5/2013
    Timothy J. Thill | Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    261 E. Quincy ST
    Riverside, IL 60546
    (708) 443-1200
    You will go to court, of course, and be faced with somehow resolving the case. Hire an attorney, as you could face jail time. He will know the best way to resolve the case, be it by plea bargaining or trial. Listen to his advice closely, as you could be facing jail time.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 2/5/2013
    Jonathan Marko | Rasor Law Firm
    321 S. Williams St
    Royal Oak, MI 48067
    (248) 543-9000
    You are most definitely being charged, possibly with larceny. You should contact an attorney knowledgeable in this area, such as myself, as soon as possible to evaluate your claim.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 2/5/2013
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