Answer: When charged with a misdemeanor (including a PC 484 Petty Theft), there is an arraignment where you enter a plea, followed by Pretrial, then potentially trial if the case is not resolved by then. I have been successful at getting similar cases dismissed so there is no criminal record, which is something that should try to be avoided here. This can be done by a straight dismissal, informal diversion, diversion, or civil compromise. You can reach me at 818-336-1384 if you would like to discuss our case in more detail. Regardless, hiring a Criminal Defense attorney is definitely recommended for any misdemeanor or felony case, including a PC 484 Petty Theft case.
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