Bronx, NY asked in Criminal Law for New York

Q: I recently stole 850 dollars from my jobs as a cashier and I left the premises immediately will I be going to jail

Also will I make my problem worst if I evade arrest

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Michael Arbeit
Michael Arbeit
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Freeport, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: It's quite possible you could be arrested for petit larceny if your employer realizes that you stole $$ and called the police. If contacted by law enforcement, do NOT make any statements to them and contact an attorney for proper representation immediately.

Kristen Epifania
Kristen Epifania
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: While it is possible that you can be arrested if a report is made, it is not likely that you will go to jail. If you are arrested for a misdemeanor petit larceny, then a conviction does carry the possibility of a jail sentence for up to one year, but that is not a likely outcome, especially if it is your first offense. Keep in mind if you are arrested, then you should refrain from making any statements and contact an attorney immediately.

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