Answer: It may be possible to get this charge dismissed or reduced to an infraction. Contact me at 818-336-1384 if you would like to discuss the case in private in more detail. I have had success in getting petty theft charges like this dismissed or reduced to infractions even when the total amount in question is substantially more. If she was 10 feet away from leaving the store, then that is a good start for a defense.
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