Q: I'm going to be charged with felony wrongfully abstaining public assistance due to not reporting earned income /55000
Will I have jail time no previous thefts I am employed and own a house for 16 years need legal advice
A: Executed jail time is unlikely for a first-time offender convicted of a low-dollar value theft crime. If it did happen, it would likely be short time. It can help in these cases to pay the money back, though it's best to do that through your attorney. Avoid making any statements or consenting to any search prior to consulting a criminal defense lawyer first. If you think you might qualify, apply for the public defender.
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