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Q: My daughter has been charged with stealing what should we do and how much trouble is she in?
A: It depends. There really isn't enough information to give you an accurate answer. Stealing is a broad term. Did she shoplift some candy from a store or she hold up a liquor store with a gun? Was anyone hurt or put in fear for their life? Did she take goods or money and what is their value? Is she charged in a municipal court of a county court? Is she 10 years old or 30 years old? Has she ever done something like this before? Did she steal alcohol or drugs? There are many questions that need to be answered before a criminal defense lawyer can give you an honest evaluation and answer your questions. What I am getting at here is you need to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer and schedule a consult. You need to take your daughter to the lawyer’s office and then let her meet with the attorney. Also, you should not insist that you be present when she talks to the lawyer as it will violate the attorney/client privilege as well as stimey your daughter’s ability to be honest with the lawyer. She may be uncomfortable telling the lawyer the whole story with you in the room. Take her to a lawyer so that she can get the help she needs.