Hi, I would highly appreciate it if you could shed some lights on my queries. - I'm a Permanent Residency (Permanent Visa) holder. A graduate. No past criminal record whatsoever. - Crime committed: Shoplifting. (Shop1: 2 trimmers + 2 towel from 1 shop + Shop 2: 1 Shaver + Shop3: Big Bag) - I got caught from the 3rd shop and they found all items I shoplifted. - I was police arrested. I pleaded guilty. Police told me they will serve me a summons in few weeks. - I left Australia 3 weeks after this incident, as my mom was unwell. - I didn’t receive the summons when I left as it was not ready at that time. - I called up the police officer who arrested me and informed him that I had left the country. After leaving the country, I asked to them to mail the summon to my home country address if it's possible. He told me it's not possible and that I will get arrested when I come back - I don't know the section of what legislation I am charged with, but I think you may be able to presume with the details I provided Queries -I am thinking of coming back to Australia. What will happen if I come back? - What’s the process if someone leave the country without receiving a summons. Will there be any lookout notice sent to the airport and will I get arrested from the airport itself? - What will be the punishment? As it’s a first-time offence, will I be asked to pay fine only or fine + some community service? Will the judge record my conviction? Then will it impact my job hunt? When companies do a police check, will it come up? Will I have to serve any jail term? Or will they Deport me? As I am a PR holder, I just stayed less than 1 year in Australia. More - Shopaholic: made lots of shopping and paid honestly always. Have receipts for most of them and bank records. - What happened on that cursed day: Just went to the mall to purchase a trimmer. Then left accidently without paying (I had intended to pay). Then realised, oh, I didn’t pay, but no one asked too. Then went to another shop and purchase. This time, I didn’t pay. - What could be the reason for my dishonest act? I was in search for a job for past 9 months. I didn’t get a suitable job. I was depressed. I was taking SSRI pills for it. Also ADHD pills for focus issue for many years. I had a decent job before migrating to Australia and didn’t have any financial issues in the past. It’s the first time I was going through without having a job and was extremely stressed. When I am depressed, shopping makes me bit feel happy I think. But as I was running short of money, it might have lead to this. But it's a mistake for sure. And I have been mentally suffering since it happened.