you would have to become a nurse first which is hard - you would need to get a BSN in order to have any chance at Law school - then have to take LSAT and get accepted INTO w school - survive 3 yrs and go massively further into debt and hope you graduate and pass the bar exam
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You do not state quite enough information to allow me to give you a reliable answer to your question.
You can wind up in court for shoplifting by two different routes. 1) If you were cited into court at the time when you were caught shoplifting; and 2) If you failed to pay a civil demand letter for damages which the store sent to you and then the store decided to sue you.
Probably 99% of the cases that wind up in court are the result of citation issued when the shoplifter is caught. Of these, almost all of them are criminal charges. There are a very few exceptions to this. In some states, such as California, the charge can be handled as a non-criminal infraction, although even there it starts out as a petty theft criminal charge and only gets reduced to a noncriminal infraction if the prosecutor agrees. So, if you received a citation from a police officer, or were taken to jail when you were caught, or were even given a notice to appear in court by the store when you were busted, the charge is almost certainly a criminal charge. If you look on the paper and it says something like "petty theft", or "larceny", or even "disorderly conduct", that means it is a criminal charge. The exact language varies from state to state. If you want to email me a private message with the exact wording on the paper you must have, there is way to do that if you click on my avatar and I will try to answer your question more precisely.
On the other hand, if you did not receive a citation from a police officer or a notice to appear in court from the store when you were first caught, but received a demand to pay the store damages and you did not pay, the situation is different. In that event you would probably have been sued in what is called a "civil action", meaning it is just about money. In that case, you would not be awaiting trial on a criminal charge. However, very few civil actions for shoplifting actually wind up in court.