Statesville, NC asked in Criminal Law for North Carolina

Q: What does a gs 14-72a less than 100.00 taken what will happen to me

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Wendy Smith
Wendy Smith
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Archdale, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: The taking of property valued at less than $1,000, or receiving property valued at less than $1,000 is a class 1 misdemeanor in North Carolina. A class 1 misdemeanor carries a maximum punishment of 120 days in jail if you have five or more prior convictions (other than infractions). With no prior convictions or with less than five prior convictions a class 1 misdemeanor carries a maximum punishment of 45 days in jail. However, rather than active time, misdemeanors can be punished by probation, community service, or a split sentence (a combination of active time and probation). Depending on your prior record level and type of crimes you have previously been convicted of, if any, a judge will likely order some sort of probation and order that the victim be paid back.

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