Discussion in 'Use of the Law Forum & News' started by Mpth, Oct 30, 2015.
If you stole $121.55 worth of stuff about how much of a fine would you get
Misdemeanors generally can get you a year in jail and up to $1000 in fines.
You could also end up paying a civil penalty to the store that you stole from.
You get a criminal record that follows you around for the rest of your life.
"Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime: the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity." Robert A Heinlein.
If you don't already have a lawyer, you need one. If you cannot afford one, plead not guilty in court & ask if you can be appointed a public defender. You can ask your lawyer/PD about ACD or diversion.
Firstly what state is this? Secondly please post to the correct area of the forum. This area is specifically not for legal questions.
I can tell you the OP's IP address is Maryland.
I am a Retail Theft Consultant and answer questions like yours daily. There is no simple answer. Are you talking criminal fine or Civil Demand? What were actual charges? You should also discuss case with a lawyer to see if there is an alternative sentencing you might plead to that would lessen long term impact this will have on you