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If your sister has been caught shoplifting (theft) then yes she could be charged to court.
As she was caught also driving with no licence that would also mean she was driving with no insurance, so that would also be another offence she would be charged with.
What did she steal and the value? has she previous convictions for theft?
OK so very low value. Any previous for doing this?
It is an entry level theft offence. The penalty for this would normally be a fine especially if her first offence. If she has previous then she would be looking a t a community order.
As for the motoring offences, no licence and no insurance, these would also be fines and points added to a licence
There will be a duty solicitor at court when she attends who she can use for free to represent her in court
Yes that is likely to happen.
Can I assist or clarify anything further?
That is an immigration matter, but yes the convictions could affect any application she makes.
I cannot advice one that I am answering the criminal law question relating the to theft and motoring offences.
She will need to ask a new question regarding the immigration law sorry.
I am on line here only.
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