Can this petty theft charge can be taken off my record when I pay the fee I'll be assigned to? 2 Answers as of April 04, 2017

I was charged on shoplifting a keychain worth $11.95. I don't want this stupidity to affect anything on my future.

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Chambers Law Firm
Chambers Law Firm | Dan E. Chambers
Yes.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/4/2017
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
Petty theft is a crime of moral turpitude, and if convicted it will really hurt your school/employment aspirations. You should talk to a lawyer, who may be able to work out a deal with the Judge whereby you can earn yourself a dismissal.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/4/2017
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