Shoplifted something that was worth just over a dollar. Could this ruin any chance I have of getting a good job after college?

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I got caught shoplifting and was issued a citation, the officer said i would not have to appear in court if I pay it before court date on the ticket. I’m 21 and in college at the moment and am wondering what kind of effect this will have on my future and if this may somehow be taken off my record eventually

ANSWER

Please consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Paying = guilty. An attorney will help you by working to keep your record clean.